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AusPlay Survey - participation data for the sport sector

AusPlay is a national population tracking survey funded and led by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). It is a key part of the ASC’s Play.Sport.Australia. participation strategy, that aims to get more Australians participating in sport more often.

AusPlay is a continuous survey with fieldwork happening throughout the year. It commenced in October 2015 and captures a wide variety of activities which allow for a distinction to be made between sport related activities (e.g. team sports, athletics, golf) and non-sport related physical activities (e.g. gym activities, bushwalking).

For the first time in a publicly funded national survey in Australia adults’ and children’s sport and physical recreation participation data is being collected together, which will help us better understand the relationship between the activity habits of children and their parents.

The ASC is working closely with stakeholders, including Government and National Sporting Organisations, to make the most of the data generated from the survey and for the benefit of the sport sector at large. The results from AusPlay complement existing data and research the ASC has conducted in recent years, including the Future of Australian Sport and Market Segmentation studies.

More information about AusPlay will be released over time and will be accessible on the Clearinghouse for Sport. National and state/territory results are updated every six months.

How to get your kids into junior sport - Source: ABC News. ABC's Sports Editor, Paul Kennedy interviews ASC General Manager Sport Insights, Paul Fairweather, about active kids benefiting from active parents.

Latest media releases:

More kids trying sport, but activity levels still fall short - April 2018

AusPlay Focus women and girls participation - Nov 2017

Active kids benefit from active parents - May 2017

AusPlay shows the sporting behaviours of a nation - Dec 2016

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Quick numbers

11.6 million Australian adults participate in sport or physical activity three or more times per week.
3.2 million Australian children participate in organised sport or physical activity outside of school.
$10 billion is spent annually by Australians on fees for participation in sport or physical activity.
17 million Australian adults participate in a sport or physical activity every year.
650 thousand Australians either coach, teach or instruct sport.