Australia’s most active states and territories revealed

Australia’s most active states and territories revealed

Australian Capital Territory has Australia’s most active adults

Posted on 05.11.2019

The Australian Capital Territory has Australia’s most active adults according to Sport Australia’s latest AusPlay survey results that identify sport and physical activity habits across the country.

In 2018/19, some 87.8 per cent of Canberrans aged 15 or over participated in sport or physical activity at least once a week, above the national rate of 82.3 per cent. More than two-thirds (69.1 per cent) of ACT adults participated at least three times a week.

Sport Australia CEO Kate Palmer said AusPlay, which surveys 20,000 Australians annually, was an important way to track how Australians engage with sport and physical activity.

“The latest AusPlay results show that almost 13 million Australians (62.9 per cent) aged 15 or over participate in sport or physical activity at least three times a week. Almost 60 per cent of Australian children are active at least once a week in organised activities outside school,” Ms Palmer said.

“We want to see that increase because we know the physical, mental and social benefits that being active provides.

Adult Participation Rates (by state)

  1. ACT: 93.2%
  2. VIC: 89.8%
  3. SA: 89.3%,
    NSW: 89.3%
  4. WA: 88.8%
  5. QLD: 88.4%
  6. TAS: 88.2%
  7. NT: 84.4%

Sport Australia

Sport Australia works hand in glove with sporting organisations and physical activity providers across the country to drive participation. No matter what state or territory you live in, there are endless options to be active. The key is finding something that you enjoy.”




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