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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2013   
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LEVELS OF EXERCISE




KEY SERIES



SEDENTARY OR ENGAGING IN LOW LEVELS OF EXERCISE, Age standardised (a), 18 years and over

2001
2004-05
2007-08
2011-12 (b)

%
%
%
%

Sedentary or engaging in low levels of exercise (a):
In last week (c)
Males
na
na
68.8
63.2
Females
na
na
75.7
72.3
In last 2 weeks (d)
Males
65.0
66.9
68.6
na
Females
73.7
73.7
76.1
na


na not available
(a) Proportions have been age standardised to the 2001 Australian population to account for differences in the age structure of the population over time.
(b) 2011-12 data on sedentary or engaging in low levels of exercise have been updated for this release of Gender Indicators, Australia as additional sample from the Australian Health Survey has become available. All data for 2011-12 are now final. For more information see Australian Health Survey: Updated Results, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4364.0.55.003)
(c) Refers to exercise undertaken in week prior to survey interview. For more information on Level of Exercise see Glossary (Health).
(d) Refers to exercise undertaken in two weeks prior to survey interview. For more information on Level of Exercise see Glossary (Health).

Source: ABS data available on request, Australian Health Survey, 2011–12;
ABS data available on request, National Health Survey.




RELATED SERIES



PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS, Age standardised (a), 15 years and over

2005-06
2009-10
2011-12

%
%
%

Males
66.0
64.4
66.0
Females
65.5
62.5
64.0

(a) Proportions have been age standardised to the 2001 Australian population to account for differences in the age structure of the population over time..

Source: ABS data available on request, Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS) - Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation topic.







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