4177.0 - Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation, Australia, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/12/2010   
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INTRODUCTION


INTRODUCTION

For the purpose of sport, recreation or exercise, nearly two-thirds of the Australian population aged 15 years and over (64% or 11.1 million people) reported that they had participated in sport and physical recreation at least once during the 12 months prior to interview in 2009-10. Over one-third (36%) of the population aged 15 years and over participated in one physical recreational activity, 17% participated in two activities, while less than 1% of persons participated in 6 or more activities (Table 5).

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