QLD Sport, Exercise & Recreation Survey

Queensland Sport, Exercise & Recreation Survey

In 2015, research was commissioned by the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing on Queensland adult participation in physical activity for sport, exercise and recreation.

The Queensland Sport, Exercise and Recreation Survey is the first real snapshot of the levels of physical activity undertaken by Queensland adults, with just over 7200 respondents across the State. The aim of the survey is to collect robust data at a Queensland regional level, and ensure Queensland Government’s policy, program development and planning for sport and recreation participation align with the needs of Queenslanders.

Interestingly, the survey results indicated that three quarters (75%) of Queensland adults participated in sport, exercise and recreation in the past 12 months and almost two-thirds (63%) are identified as high frequency participants who are physically active at least once a week. This includes 21% who reported that they undertake physical activity at least once a day. One quarter (25%) of respondents reported that they had not participated in any sport, exercise and recreation in the last 12 months.

The research also found that Queensland adults participate in a wide range of physical activities with more respondents reporting participation in active recreational activities (e.g. walking, cycling, swimming) than in traditional organised sport (e.g. football, tennis).

For more information go to http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/health/get-active.

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