1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Sport and recreation participation provides a range of substantial benefits for individuals and the community. Apart from enjoying the activity itself and the social interaction that goes with it, people gain health and physical benefits, whilst economic, environmental and social benefits contribute to the Tasmanian community and lifestyle.


SUMMARY OF SPORT AND RECREATION STATISTICS, Tasmania, Australia

Unit
Tas.
Aust.

Adults' participation in sports and physical activities(a)
Males
%
63.3
65.0
Females
%
57.4
59.9
Persons
%
60.3
62.4

Children's participation in organised sport(b)
Males
%
68.2
68.6
Females
%
52.8
54.2
Persons
%
60.7
61.6

Persons attending sport(c)
Males
%
55.7
56.0
Females
%
38.8
40.7
Persons
%
47.0
48.2

(a) Relates to persons aged 18 years and over who participated in sport or physical activity in the 12 months before interview in March - July 2002.
(b) Children aged 5 to 14 years who participated in organised sport outside of school hours in the 12 months before interview in April 2003.
(c) Relates to persons aged 18 years and over who attended sporting matches or competitions (excluding junior and school sport) in the 12 months before interview in March - July 2002.

Source: Participation in Sport and Physical Activities, Australia (cat. no. 4177.0); Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia (cat. no. 4901.0); and Sports Attendance, Australia (cat. no. 4174.0).


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