6285.0 - Involvement in Organised Sport and Physical Activity, Australia, April 2010 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2010  Final
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In 2001, 2004 and 2007 similar surveys were conducted by the ABS. For information about the differences between the surveys, see paragraphs 14 and 15 of the Explanatory Notes.

The level of involvement in organised sport and physical activity was 27% in 2001, 2004 and 2007 but fell to 26% in 2010 (Table 11).

The proportion of persons aged 15 years and over involved in a non-playing role has dropped from 10% in 2007 to 9% in 2010. The participation rate was higher for men than women in each survey year. Male participation rates declined between 2007 and 2010, from 11% to 10% (Table 10).

Participation in non-playing roles - 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010
Graph: Participation in non-playing roles

In 2010, the participation rate for persons involved in playing roles was lower than in the previous survey years (22% in 2010 compared with 23% in 2001, 2004 and 2007) (Table 11).