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MOST POPULAR SPORTS ATTENDED
Attendance rates at sporting events varied across the states and territories for the most popular sports. Attendance at Australian Rules football in Victoria was 33% (1.4 million) in Victoria, compared with 4% (0.2 million) in New South Wales. Rugby league reported attendance rates of 17% (600,000) in Queensland, compared with 0.6% (7,300) in South Australia (Table 4).
Of the spectators who attended Australian Rules football in the 12 months prior to interview, 43% attended 1-2 times, 26% attended 3-5 times, and nearly one-third (31%) attended 6 times or more. Whereas for horse racing, attendance was less frequent, with nearly three quarters of spectators only attending 1-2 times (74%) in the 12 months prior to interview, 18% attending 3-5 times and 8% attending 6 times or more (Table 6).
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