AusPlay provides national, state and territory data on almost 400 different participation sports and activities in Australia and who is participating in them.
Data collection for AusPlay has been continuous since the survey commenced on 22 October 2015.
On 31 October 2023 the Australian Sports Commission released:
- New national, state/territory and sport data tables for the 2022-23 financial year.
- A year-on-year comparison of selected measures across the seven financial years from 2016-17 to 2022-23. These can be found in the national data tables.
- Updated data visualisations and data portal. These are based on AusPlay’s 150,000+ cumulative sample (October 2015 to June 2023), and include almost 60 individual sport and physical activity reports .
- Latest release - July 2022 to June 2023
- National sport and physical activity participation report
- AusPlay COVID-19 review
- National data - July 2022 to June 2023
- State and territory data - July 2022 to June 2023
- Sport and activity data - July 2022 to June 2023
- AusPlay data portal
- Data visualisations
- National participation
- State and territory participation
- Participation by age
- Sport and physical activity reports
- Past and future data releases
- AusPlay data in research
Sports and activities
State and territory
- ACT data tables - July 2022 to June 2023
- NSW data tables - July 2022 to June 2023
- NT data tables – July 2022 to June 2023
- Qld data tables – July 2022 to June 2023
- SA data tables – July 2022 to June 2023
- Tas data tables – July 2022 to June 2023
- Vic data tables – July 2022 to June 2023
- WA data tables – July 2022 to June 2023
AusPlay data portal
- All results (except when period is filtered) are based on aggregated data collected from the start of AusPlay in October 2015, including data up to the latest release of AusPlay data.
- Adult participation data refers to 15+ year olds.
- Children's participation data refers to organised activity outside of school hours for 0-14 year olds.
- Unless otherwise specified 'Participation Rate' refers to at least once per year participation (and represents the average annual rate over the period of aggregated data).
- Unless otherwise specified 'Participation estimates' refer to average annual number (over the period of aggregated data) of people participating i an activity/sport/etc at least once per year.
Relative margin of error (RMOE)
The AusPlay results are based on a sample and are therefore subject to sample error. Sample error is measured by the standard error and the margin of error. Knowlege of the standard error, or the margin of error, enables the 95% confidence intervals to be constructed around survey results and also enables statistical significance testing to be carried out.
Number in Green: Estimate has relative margin of error between 50% and 100% and should be used with caution
Number in Red: Estimate has relative margin of error greater than 100% and is considered too unreliable to use.
Tips for using the portal
- Filters: Be aware that filters (e.g Period, Gender, State) above a data table will reset each time a new demographic group is selected on the left-hand side. If you are using filters, check them each time you generate a table to ensure they are still in place.
- Similarly, filters will reset each time you navigate to a different table on the Table of Contents.
- Navigation: Use the arrow in the bottom left-hand conrner to access the Table of Contents and User Notes and Tips.