State and Territory Results

 

State/territory results

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AusPlay provides national data on the number of people participating in sport and physical activity and how they participate. State/territory data (including historical data) can be downloaded below.

On 16 November 2017 the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) released the latest AusPlay results covering data collected in the last financial year (July 2016 to June 2017).

AusPlay focus: women and girls participation


As part of this release the ASC published a report focusing on Women and Girls Participation.
It includes national data and can be used by states/territories and other government agencies to inform strategy on increasing participation for women and girls.

January 2016 to December 2016 data

October 2015 to September 2016 data



Future releases and time series comparisons 

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) released the first results from AusPlay on 8 December 2016 for data collected from October 2015 to September 2016. This release filled a major data gap for the sport sector, which had been without national participation estimates since 2014 when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ceased all sport and recreation data collection.

From the second release onwards the ASC will follow a regular cycle of annual and financial year reporting. The ASC has committed to fund AusPlay until at least June 2018 and report data every six months:

2. Results released on 26 April 2017 for data collected January 2016 – December 2016
3. Results released on 16 November 2017 for data collected July 2016 – June 2017
4. Results to be released in April 2018 for data collected January 2017 – December 2017
5. Results to be released in October 2018 for data collected July 2017 – June 2018

The first three releases have overlapping data and therefore time series comparisons cannot be made. Time series comparisons will be possible using data from release 4 onwards.

Comparability of results with previous national surveys

It is the nature of surveying that if several surveys examine one topic, results from one survey can differ from those of the others. This is particularly likely where there are differences in interviewee selection, sample design, sample size, questionnaire design and how the survey is conducted.

AusPlay is different to previous national surveys in each of these aspects and any comparison of survey data should take these methodological differences into account. Although AusPlay includes some similar questions to the Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) surveys (e.g. In the last 12 months did you participate in any physical activities for sport, for exercise or for recreation?), the methodology is different and it should therefore be treated as a new time series.

What next?

The ASC is working closely with its stakeholders, including state/territory departments of sport and recreation to make the most of the AusPlay results for the benefit of the sport sector and all Australians.

AusPlay results are updated every six months with the next release due around April 2018. Please note that for the first release of AusPlay results the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) separated the release of national (8 December 2016) and state/territory results (23 January 2017). For the second release onwards both the national and state/territory results are being released simultaneously. 


National results
National results
National data on the number of people participating in sport and physical activity.
National results
Results by sport
Results by sport
Sport specific data on the number of people participating.

Results by sport

Frequently asked questions 

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