4156.0 - Sports and Physical Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia, 2009  
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Contents >> Chapter 2 - Main features >> Attendance at sports events


  • There were 7.1 million persons aged 15 years and over (44% of the adult population) who attended at least one sporting event during the 12 months prior to interview in 2005-06. A greater percentage of males (52%) attended at least one sporting event than did females (37%).
  • Australian Rules football and horse racing were the sports most attended by both males and females. Australian Rules was attended by 19% of males and 13% of females, while for horse racing the corresponding percentages were 14% and 11%.

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