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4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/12/2011   
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Contents >> Main features >> Spectator attendance at sporting events


  • There were 7.6 million people aged 15 years and over (43% of the adult population) who attended at least one sporting event as a spectator during the 12 months prior to interview in 2009-10. A greater percentage of men (50%) attended at least one sporting event than women (37%).
  • Australian Rules football and horse racing were the sports most attended by both men and women. Australian Rules football was attended by 19% of men and 13% of women, while for horse racing the corresponding attendance rates were 12% and 10%.

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