4177.0 - Participation in Sport and Physical Recreation, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/12/2012   
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INTRODUCTION

Nearly two-thirds of the Australian population aged 15 years and over (65% or 11.7 million people) reported that they had participated in sport and physical recreation at least once during the 12 months prior to interview in 2011–12 (Table 1). Approximately 35% of the population participated in one physical recreation activity, while 18% participated in two and 12% in three or more activities (Table 5).

PERSONS AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER, By type of participation

PERSONS AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER, By type of participation