4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009  
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  • The sport participation rate was highest for those whose work commitments allowed them to also meet other family and community responsibilities (73%).
  • 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 (89%).
  • Some 59% of sport participants reported that they either strongly or somewhat agreed that most people could be trusted compared with 47% of non-participants.
  • The sport participation rate is shown to be highest among those who have daily contact with their family and friends at 64%.
  • The sport participation rate was highest for those whose friends are mostly of the same ethnic background (69%).

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