9215.3 - Bicycle Usage, Queensland, Oct 2003  
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April 29, 2004
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
On your bike! Queenslanders cycle for fun: ABS

Recreation and social purposes were the most popular reasons why over three-quarters of a million Queenslanders 15 years and over rode a bicycle in the 12 months to October 2003, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today. Exercise and training were other popular reasons for cycling.

More than one in three Queensland cyclists (37%) rode at least once a week and 8% rode daily - but 40% cycled less than once a month. Almost half of all cyclists rode on both weekdays and weekends. Half of all Queensland homes contained a working bicycle.

There were more male cyclists (60%) than females (40%). More than twice as many males than females cycled to and from work.

An estimated 85% of cyclists aged 15 years and over also had a motor vehicle licence.

Cyclists without a licence rode more regularly than cyclists with a licence. Almost two-thirds (63%) of cyclists without a licence rode daily or at least once a week, compared to one-third of cyclists with a licence.

Further details are in Bicycle Usage, Queensland, October 2003 (cat. no. 9215.3).