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1370.0 - Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010  
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Attendance at sporting events(a)(b)(c)
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Footnote(s): (a) Proportion of people aged 15 years and over. (b) People who attended at least one sporting event in the 12 months prior to interview. (c) Does not include motor sports.

Source(s): ABS Sports Attendance 2005-06 (cat. no. 4174.0)

ATTENDANCE AT SPORTING EVENTS

Attending sporting events can provide people with entertainment and a chance to spend time with families and friends.

In 1995 and 2005-06 the proportion of adults attending selected sporting events remained steady at 44%. In 2005-06, attendance rates at sporting events were higher for men (52%) than women (37%) in all age groups.

During the 12 months prior to interview in 2005-06, the most popular sport attended was Australian rules football (16% or 2.5 million adults), followed by horse racing at 13% (around 2 million adults). Over the same period 4% of adults attended a rugby union game (682,000), up from 3% in 1995 and 1999 (ABS 1999b). Conversely, there was a decrease in attendance at outdoor cricket matches and competitions between 1995 and 2005-06 falling from 8% to 5% (1.2 million adults to just over 700,000). Meanwhile, the proportion of adults who attended rugby league games remained relatively stable between 1995 and 2005-06 (10% and 9% respectively).

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