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4156.0.55.002 - Value of Sport, Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
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  • Sport and physical recreation organisations attracted the largest number of volunteers with 2.3 million people (14% of the adult population) in 2010.
  • Of the 2.3 million sport and physical recreation volunteers, nearly half (961,800 or 42%) of the volunteers came from couple families with dependents. This was followed by 39% (879,000) of sport and physical recreation volunteers living in couple families with no children aged under 15 years.
  • The volunteer rate for all sport and physical recreation organisations for employed people (17%) was more than four times the rate for the unemployed (4%) and more than double those not in the labour force (7%).

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