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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Sport and Recreation >> Recreation >> Participation in selected outdoor recreation activities

Of Tasmanians aged 15 years and over, an estimated 42.7% (154,900) participated in at least one selected outdoor recreation activity in the 12 months ended October 2000. An estimated 23.9% (86,600) participated in day bushwalking, 14.7% (53,400) in freshwater fishing, 9.4% (34,200) in off-road recreational driving or trail bike riding, and 6.5% (23,400) in hunting.

An estimated 47.0% of males (83,000) participated in at least one selected outdoor recreation activity in Tasmania in the 12 months ended October 2000, compared to 38.6% for females (71,900). Participation was higher for males than females in hunting (11.7% compared to 1.5%) and freshwater fishing (19.3% compared to 10.4%). Females had higher rates of participation than males in day bushwalking (25.7% compared to 21.9%) and horse riding (5.1% compared to 2.7%).


PARTICIPATION IN SELECTED OUTDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES(a), Tasmania - year ended October 2000

Males
Females
Persons(b)
Number
Participation
rate
Number
Participation
rate
Number
Participation
rate

Outdoor recreation activities
'000
%
'000
%
'000
%

Day bushwalking
38.7
21.9
47.9
25.7
86.6
23.9
Freshwater fishing
34.1
19.3
19.3
10.4
53.4
14.7
Off-road recreational driving or trail bike riding
21.6
12.2
12.6
6.8
34.2
9.4
Hunting
20.6
11.7
2.8
1.5
23.4
6.5
Canoeing or kayaking
9.0
5.1
9.5
5.1
18.5
5.1
Snorkelling or scuba diving
10.4
5.9
6.6
3.5
17.0
4.7
Overnight bushwalking
9.2
5.2
7.2
3.9
16.5
4.5
Off-road cycling or mountain bike riding
9.6
5.5
5.7
3.0
15.3
4.2
Horse riding
4.8
2.7
9.5
5.1
14.3
3.9
Rockclimbing or abseiling
3.2
1.8
4.6
2.5
7.8
2.1
Total(c)
83.0
47.0
71.9
38.6
154.9
42.7

Total persons
176.6
100.0
186.3
100.0
362.9
100.0

(a) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(b) Estimates have been rounded and minor discrepancies may occur between sums of component items and totals.
(c) Components do not necessarily add to the total because persons may have participated in more than one selected outdoor recreation activity.

Source: Leisure and Cultural Participation, Tasmania (cat. no. 4904.6).


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