4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009  
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Contents >> Chapter 5 - Attendance at sports events >> Attendance at sports events


Time spent at sports events

The 2006 Time Use Survey found that 1.5% of the Australian population aged 15 years and over attended a sports event. The Time Use Survey collected information about activities undertaken over two days within four 13-day periods in 2006. This explains why the rate is much lower than the attendance rates presented earlier in this chapter, which were for attendance during a 12-month period. Persons identified as attending sports events in the Time Use Survey spent, on average, 2 hours 7 minutes or 8.8% of the day on this activity. On average, males who attended sport events spent more time on this activity than did females (2 hours 24 minutes compared with 1 hours 49 minutes).

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