AVERAGE TIME SPENT
In 2012, the average time that children aged 5-14 years spent participating in sport and/or dancing in the two weeks prior to interview was 5 hours and 24 minutes.
The average time spent participating in organised sport and/or dancing was slightly higher for girls (5 hours and 42 minutes) than for boys (5 hours and 6 minutes) in 2012.
Looking at participation by boys and girls in each age group, the only significant difference was in the 5-8 year age group with girls spending more time on average (4 hours and 18 minutes) compared with boys (3 hours and 42 minutes).
2.4 Children participating in sport and/or dancing,
Average hours spent participating in last 2 weeks, By age group -
Children aged 12-14 years spent more hours on average participating in sport and/or dancing than children in the younger age groups.