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4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2012 Quality Declaration 
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AGE

A greater proportion of those aged 35 to 44 years and 45 to 54 years (both 20%) volunteered for total sport than other age groups. In addition to their personal involvement in sport and physical recreation, people in these age ranges often have dependent children of sport-playing age and consequently may volunteer to support their children's activities.

For sport and physical recreation only volunteers, there was a greater proportion of those aged 45 to 54 years (9%) volunteering than the other age groups.

9.2 Sport and Physical Recreation and Other Volunteers, By sex and age - 2010

Sport & physical recreation organisation(s) only
Sport & physical recreation and other organisation(s)
Total sport & physical recreation organisation(s)
Other organisation(s) only
Total volunteers
Not a volunteer
Total persons aged 18 years & over

Volunteers ('000)

Males
654.6
590.5
1 245.1
1 599.9
2 845.0
5 436.9
8 281.8
Females
399.6
623.0
1 022.6
2 216.6
3 239.3
5 267.1
8 506.3

Volunteer Rate (%)

Males
7.9
7.1
15.0
19.3
34.4
65.6
100.0
Females
4.7
7.3
12.0
26.1
38.1
61.9
100.0

Volunteers ('000)

18-24 years
*103.6
*80.7
184.3
409.4
593.7
1 597.7
2 191.4
25-34 years
138.9
191.3
330.2
598.1
928.3
2 216.6
3 144.9
35-44 years
266.5
347.6
614.2
683.4
1 297.6
1 821.8
3 119.4
45-54 years
273.0
335.1
608.2
703.3
1 311.5
1 692.9
3 004.4
55-64 years
193.4
160.0
353.4
715.4
1 068.7
1 446.1
2 514.9
65 years and over
*78.7
98.8
177.6
706.9
884.5
1 928.8
2 813.2
Total
1 054.2
1 213.6
2 267.7
3 816.5
6 084.2
10 703.9
16 788.2

Volunteer Rate (%)

18-24 years
*4.7
*3.7
8.4
18.7
27.1
72.9
100.0
25-34 years
4.4
6.1
10.5
19.0
29.5
70.5
100.0
35-44 years
8.5
11.1
19.7
21.9
41.6
58.4
100.0
45-54 years
9.1
11.2
20.2
23.4
43.7
56.3
100.0
55-64 years
7.7
6.4
14.1
28.4
42.5
57.5
100.0
65 years and over
*2.8
3.5
6.3
25.1
31.4
68.6
100.0
Total
6.3
7.2
13.5
22.7
36.2
63.8
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
Source: General Social Survey, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 4159.0)






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