4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/12/2011   
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  • In 2010 the sport participation rate was highest for those whose work commitments allowed them to also meet other family and community responsibilities (84%).
  • The participation rate for those actively involved in at least one social group in the last 12 months was highest amongst those with an active involvement in a sport or physical recreation group (94%).
  • Participation in sport is shown to be highest among those who have daily contact with their family and friends at 77%.
  • The sport participation rate was highest for those with about half of their friends who are of the same ethnic background (80%).

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