1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2011  
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This month's SA Stats presents a feature article on Young People, Sports and Physical Recreation in South Australia. For young people (those aged 15-24), participation in sports and physical recreation can help teach important Australian values - 'volunteerism, cooperation, leadership, teamwork, meeting challenges, defeating adversity and pursuing excellence' - that will serve them well for the rest of their lives (Department of Health and Ageing, 2008).

This article examines the participation in sports and physical recreation in 2009-10 for persons aged 15-24 years and compares the participation of 15-17 and 18-24 year olds. The article shows that males aged 15-17 years had a significantly higher participation rate than 15-17 year old females, however, there was a significant drop-off in the participation rate for 18-24 year old males. This drop-off was not observed for females. The male participation rate for 18-24 year olds was similar to the female participation rate.

Topics which have been updated with new data in this month's issue of SA Stats include: Construction; Consumption; Housing Finance; International Merchandise Trade; Labour Force; Price Indexes; and Water.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Loucas Harous on Adelaide (08) 8237 7585, or email sa.statistics@abs.gov.au.