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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 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 .
On this page:

Latest release

National Sport and Physical Activity Participation Report

This report provides information on national sport and physical activity trends for a range of demographic groups, and a snapshot of the current state of participation (2022-23). It is available in PDF and online formats. A one-page key findings document is also available.

AusPlay COVID-19 Review

This publication revisits the findings from previous AusPlay COVID-19 reports to take a final look at how the end of the acute phase of the pandemic has affected Australians’ participation in sport and physical activity.

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.

Access the 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.

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

AusPlay data in research

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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