View Full Version : Australian organised sports participation rates

19-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Census data from the ABS - http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4177.0Main+Features12011-12?OpenDocument

Organised sports participation - organised participation only (top 25):

Fitness/Gym 855.5
Soccer (outdoor) 359.8
Netball (indoor and outdoor) 352.7
Golf 262.5
Tennis (indoor and outdoor) 240.8
Football sports 231.3
Lawn bowls 223.5
Basketball (indoor and outdoor) 219.2
Cricket (outdoor) 198.8
Martial arts 190.3
Australian Rules football 185.4
Yoga 175.8
Dancing/Ballet 161.5
Swimming/Diving 108.0
Soccer (indoor) 101.3
Pilates 100.7
Walking for exercise 50.7
Horse riding/Equestrian activities/Polo 45.4
Cycling/BMXing 43.9
Jogging/Running 42.6
Squash/Racquetball 32.9
Bush walking 18.3
Canoeing/Kayaking 16.2
Fishing 8.4
Surf sports 5.1

Total -organised and non-organised
Golf 860.5
Tennis (indoor and outdoor) 750.3
Soccer (outdoor) 489.1
Netball (indoor and outdoor) 450.2
Basketball (indoor and outdoor) 354.8
Cricket (outdoor) 281.2
Lawn bowls 245.0
Australian Rules football 241.5
Soccer (indoor) 194.2
Squash/Racquetball 164.2
Hockey (indoor and outdoor) 112.6
Boxing 109.6
Rugby league 104.1
Rugby union 101.0
Volleyball (indoor and outdoor) 100.2
Badminton 99.4
Cricket (indoor) 78.5
Athletics, track and field 67.2

clearly, there is one organised sport that is bigger than the others

19-12-2012, 08:46 PM
how does gym disappear from the organised and non-organised list if they still exceed football from the organised category?

would also be interested as to why football (outdoor) is separated from soccer (indoor). does the AFL count include aus-kick?

but anyway, go us.

19-12-2012, 08:47 PM
also, what is "football sports"?

19-12-2012, 08:54 PM
it disappears because I edited that list to include things that are actual sports, i.e. involve a ball and an opposition - I don't consider bouncing around at a gym a sport

"football sports" are things like touch, oztag, gaelic, gridiron

and this is based on census data, not AFL's made up numbers where they count anyone who has ever played Aus-Kick as an active member

it's all explained in that link at the top

19-12-2012, 08:56 PM
what, you were actually expecting people to read for themselves?

don't you know that isn't the way the internet works?

19-12-2012, 10:59 PM
link is actually lemonparty