Participation in Sporting and Physical Recreational Activities, South Australia

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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    South Australia State Supplementary Survey - topic selected by State Statistical Priorities Committee and endorsed by Population Statistics Priority Committee.

    PURPOSE

    The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing requires reliable statistics to facilitate decisions on policy and planning particularly for funding and implementation of sporting programs. Current participation levels are required for both non-Olympic and Olympic sports as the focus on the 2000 Olympic Games increases to ensure that equitable decisions are made.

    SCOPE

    Persons living in SA aged 15 or more years who are usual residents of private dwellings except:

    1. members of the permanent defence forces;
    2. certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from census and estimated populations;
    3. overseas residents in Australia; and
    4. members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.

    Coverage

    As per the Labour Force Survey, coverage rules are applied which aim to ensure that each person is associated with only one dwelling, and hence has only one chance of selection. The chance of a person being enumerated at two separate dwellings in the one survey is considered to be negligible.

    Persons who are away from their usual residence for six weeks or less at the time of interview are enumerated at their usual residence (relevant information may be obtained from other usual residents present at the time of the survey)

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    The target population is all persons 15 years and over living in SA.

    The principal data items are:

    • participation in sports and physical recreational activities
    • for the three main activities - reason for participating

      level of participation
      frequency
      who organised
      location
      expenditure
    • reason for not participating

    Main outputs

    Participation by selected characteristics

    Reason for not participating by sex

    Selected activities by sex/expenditure

    Reason for participating by sex

    Type of participation by sex

    Classifications

    Standard Monthly Population Survey classifications (not including industry and occupation)

    Other concepts (summary)

    Standard Monthly Population Survey definitions

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    South Australia
    Part of State Metropolitan
    Part of State Extra-Metropolitan

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    Small area data is not available.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Once Only

    Frequency comments

    Ad hoc

    COLLECTION HISTORY

    Ad hoc survey

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments

    Data is available in ABS Cat. No. 4175.4 Customised data services are available to clients on request.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    04/01/2006 09:39 AM