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How do I access all research projects?

To access all the information on past and future research projects of the ASC in the participation space and beyond (including the Market Segmentation for Sport Participation studies), please go to our unique URL...

Insights is responsible for managing the ASC’s community sport research agenda.

Duties and responsibilities of Insights include:

  • Identifying and articulating key research issues significant to the ASC and broader sport sector;
  • Ensuring the ASC has in place a clear and consistent research framework;
  • Commissioning and contract managing significant research projects;
  • Reviewing, critiquing and integrating relevant research findings with current and future ASC business practices and policies;
  • Disseminating sport-related research findings and educating stakeholders on their relevance and appropriate use; and
  • Contributing to and supporting the cross-government research agenda managed by the Committee of Australian Sport and Recreation Officers Research Group (CRG)

Our core objectives are to collect and analyse robust data and market intelligence to:

  • Gather evidence on sector-wide issues related to community participation, on three levels:
    • Value of sport: Economic, Social, Health;
    • Demand for sport: Adults, Children, Women, Indigenous, Disability, Migrants;
    • Supply-side: Sport offering – products/services, Sport delivery models, Workforce.
  • Guide policy formulation and decision making.

We primarily target our efforts on major sector-wide research initiatives that all of sport can benefit from, and that can also be built upon over time.

To achieve these goals, we currently use a range of approaches, including:

  • Utilising our internal expertise in commercial, social and market research;
  • Contracting a range of research providers; and
  • Collaborative research partnerships with other government agencies and universities.

We again strongly encourage you to go to:

Also, Insights can be contacted on:

EmailPhone: (02) 6214 1096

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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.