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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 28 April 2023 the Australian Sports Commission released:

  • New national, state/territory and sport data tables for the 2022 calendar year.
  • A year-on-year comparison of selected measures across the seven calendar years from 2016 to 2022. These can be found in the national data tables.
  • Updated data visualisations and data portal. These are based on AusPlay’s 140,000+ cumulative sample to date (October 2015 to December 2022), and include almost 60 individual sport and physical activity reports.
  • A new data visualisation showing expenditure on participation in sport and physical activity, for both adults and children. A summary of the key figures is also available.

Results can be downloaded below.

Injury from Sport and Physical Activity in Australia
AusPlay report front cover

This report provides a high-level snapshot of the prevalence of injuries from community sport and physical activity. Data was collected in the 2022 calendar year through a collaboration with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and is an input to their National Sports Injury Data Strategy. It is the first time AusPlay has collected and reported injury data.

AusPlay Data Portal

The ASC has built a data portal for AusPlay users to view and interrogate the wealth of data collected in the survey. It has been developed using the Microsoft Power BI platform and can be experienced online.

Latest release

Results from the most recent 12 months of AusPlay data.

Data visualisations

Participation by age

The way in which Australians choose to be active as they move through each life stage.

Participation data by age

Participation story of life stages


The health of Australians and how they compare against the health guideline criteria.

Australian health

Comparison against the Australian health guidelines

State and territory participation

Participant behaviour across states and territories.

State and territory participation

Past and future releases

Additional AusPlay data

Further information

Any questions or requests for further information about AusPlay can be directed to the Insights team at the Australian Sports Commission.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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