4917.0 - Sport and social capital, Australia, 2010  
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This report examines the relationship between participation in sport and physical recreation and social wellbeing using a range of indicators from the 2010 General Social Survey (GSS). As it is not possible to quantify how participation in sport and physical recreation directly contributes to social capital, nor how social capital promotes participation in sport, this report shows the associations between participation and a range of social indicators that may be used to assess social capital and wellbeing.


The General Social Survey (GSS) collected information about personal and household characteristics for people aged 18 and over resident in private dwellings across Australia, excluding very remote areas, from August to November 2010.

Explanatory Notes on the 2010 GSS can be found in ABS (2011a) General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 4159.0). These Explanatory Notes contain information on the scope of the survey, sample design, data collection, weighting and reliability of estimates. The publication also includes a Technical Note that provides information on data reliability.


As estimates have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.