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4917.0 - Sport and social capital, Australia, 2010  
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FAMILY AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Participation rates in sport and physical recreation activities varied with the type of household to which people belonged, with people in family households being more likely to participate (75%), compared with those in all other households (70%). Within family households, the participation rate for persons in couple families (76%) was higher than that for persons in one parent families (70%).

4.4 Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation, By family and household type

Participated
Did not participate
Total
Participation rate
Non-participation rate
Total
'000
'000
'000
%
%
%

Couple family with children under 15
3 261.5
865.4
4 126.9
79.0
21.0
100.0
Couple family with dependent students
1 065.0
225.8
1 290.8
82.5
17.5
100.0
Couple family with non-dependents
1 080.9
425.3
1 506.2
71.8
28.2
100.0
Couple only family
3 770.3
1 422.6
5 192.9
72.6
27.4
100.0
One parent family with children under 15
388.0
210.9
598.9
64.8
35.2
100.0
One parent family with dependent students
223.6
54.6
278.2
80.4
19.6
100.0
One parent family with non-dependents
416.1
173.4
589.5
70.6
29.4
100.0
Other family(a)
146.9
*64.0
210.8
69.7
30.3
100.0
Total family households
10 352.4
3 441.9
13 794.2
75.0
25.0
100.0
Unrelated individual living in a family household
*174.3
*23.9
*198.1
87.9
**12.1
100.0
Group household member
470.5
134.3
604.7
77.8
22.2
100.0
Lone person
1 461.6
729.4
2 191.0
66.7
33.3
100.0
Total other households
2 106.4
887.5
2 993.9
70.4
29.6
100.0
Total
12 458.7
4 329.4
16 788.2
74.2
25.8
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Includes families where one of the family members is out of scope.






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