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4363.0.55.001 - Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13  
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APPENDIX 7: CLASSIFICATION OF CHILD PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Types of physical activities, collected for child respondents (aged 5-17 years) in the 2011-12 NNPAS, are presented using a classification based on the Survey of Children's Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities. In addition, the MET scores associated with each reported activity, sourced where available from the Compendium of Energy Expenditures for Youth, have been provided as a data item for reference purposes. Only activities with a MET score of 3 or more (located under the broad headings of Active Transport and Moderate/Vigorous activity) contribute to output data item calculations.


LabelABS Output CodeMET value
Total physical activity
Active transport
Walking for transport
Walking for transport school11103.6
Walking for transport other11113.6
Riding bike for transport
Riding bike for transport school11204.7
Riding bike for transport other11214.7
Riding other for transport
Riding other for transport school11303.8
Riding other for transport other11313.8
Moderate / vigorous activity
Active computer gaming
Playing active video games12103.4
Active household chores
Sweeping12203.6
Vacuuming12214.2
Moving furniture12226.0
Scrubbing floors12233.8
Carrying groceries upstairs12244.3
Active household chores12253.2
Carrying heavy items12266.0
Dressing small children12273.0
Dusting12284.2
Making the bed12293.4
Mopping12303.6
Tidying / cleaning room12313.4
Unpacking boxes12323.5
Washing car or windows12333.0
Active hunting
Active hunting12405.0
Active part-time work
Part time work - door to door sales or paper rounds etc.12503.8
Active play / children's games
Active mucking around12603.9
Brandings12613.8
Brandy12623.8
British bulldog12633.8
Bullrush12643.8
Cat and mouse12653.8
Chasey12663.8
Children's party games (e.g. musical statues )12674.0
Climbing trees12688.0
Dodgeball12693.8
Duck duck goose12704.0
Elastics - jumping12716.2
Fumble12723.8
Giant's treasure12734.0
Hacky sack12743.0
Hide and seek12754.0
Hopscotch12764.4
Hula hoop12774.0
Kickball12785.3
Limbo12794.0
Midnight12803.8
Monkey bars12813.8
Octopus tag12823.8
Paddleball12834.5
Playground equipment (e.g. monkey bars)12843.8
Playing12854.0
Playing in the pool12863.0
Playing with animals12874.0
Playing with young children12884.0
Pogo stick12896.5
Poison ball12903.8
Red rover12913.8
Rough and tumble12924.0
Running around12937.7
Skipping / jump rope12946.2
Speedball12953.8
Tiggy / tips / tag12963.8
Totem tennis12973.8
Wrestling with mates12984.0
Aerobics / exercising (other)
Aerobics / exercising (other)13005.0
Air sports
Gliding13103.5
Hang gliding13113.5
Archery
Archery13203.5
Aqua Aerobics
Aqua Aerobics13305.3
Athletics, track and field
Athletics, track & field13407.5
Australian Rules football
Australian rules football (AFL)13506.6
Badminton
Badminton13603.4
Baseball
Baseball13703.8
Basketball (indoor & outdoor)
Basketball (indoor & outdoor)13807.2
Beach volleyball
Beach volleyball13906.0
Bocce / boules / petanque
Bocce14003.0
Boules14013.0
Petanque14023.0
Boxing
Boxing14107.5
Bush walking / walking for exercise
Bush walking 14203.6
Walking for exercise14213.6
Walking the dog14223.6
Canoeing / kayaking
Canoeing14303.0
Kayaking14313.8
Carpet bowls
Carpet bowls14403.3
Climbing stairs
Climbing stairs14505.3
Coaching / refereeing
Coaching sports14603.6
Cricket (indoor)
Cricket (indoor)14703.5
Cricket (outdoor)
Cricket (outdoor)14803.5
Cross country running
Cross country running14908.5
Curling
Curling15003.0
Cycling / BMXing (not exercise bike cycling or spin cycling)
Bike riding15104.7
BMXing15114.7
Cycling15124.7
Mountain biking15137.8
Dancing / ballet
Ballet15203.0
Boot scooting15214.1
Callisthenics15223.5
Partying (mostly dancing)15233.2
Dancing (other)15244.1
Fencing
Fencing15306.0
Fitness / gym
Circuits15405.0
Cross trainer machine15414.5
Exercise biking15424.7
Fitness centre activities15434.5
Gymnasium workouts15444.5
Rowing (stationary)15453.0
Skipping - gym / fitness15466.2
Stairclimber 15475.3
Fishing
Fishing15503.0
Angling 15513.0
Football sports (excluding rugby, soccer, Australian Rules football)
Gaelic football15606.6
Gridiron (USA football)15616.6
Touch football15626.6
Frisbee / boomerang throwing
Ultimate frisbee1570 6.0
Boomerang throwing15713.0
Frisbee15723.0
Gardening
Gardening15803.7
Yardwork 1581 3.7
Mowing the lawn15825.5
Picking flowers, fruit or vegetables1583 3.0
Raking15844.3
Shovelling / digging15854.3
Weeding15863.7
Wheelbarrowing15875.0
Golf
Golf15903.0
Gymnastics / circus activities
Acrobatics16003.0
Circus acrobatics16013.0
Gymnastics16023.0
Juggling16034.0
Trampolining16046.5
Handball
European handball16106.0
Handball / handtennis16113.8
Harness racing
Harness racing / trotting16205.8
Hockey (indoor & outdoor)
Floorball16305.3
Hockey (indoor & outdoor)16316.0
Horse racing
Horse racing16406.5
Horse riding / equestrian activities / polo
Horse riding / equestrian activities16504.0
Polo16514.0
Polo cross16524.0
Show jumping16536.5
Ice / snow sports
Bobsled16605.3
Broomball16615.3
Ice hockey16626.0
Ice skating16635.5
Luge16645.3
Snow skiing16655.0
Snow boarding16665.0
Speed skating16677.0
Toboggan16685.3
Ice / snow sport (other)16695.3
Jogging / running
Jogging16707.7
Running16717.7
Korfball
Korfball16807.2
Lacrosse (indoor & outdoor)
Lacrosse16904.8
Softcrosse16914.8
Lawn bowls
Lawn bowls17003.0
Marching / marching band
Marching17103.6
Marching Band 17115.3
Martial arts
Chi Kung17207.5
Judo/ Jujitsu17217.5
Karate17227.5
Kickboxing17237.5
Taekwondo172410.0
Martial arts (other)17257.5
Minigolf
Minigolf 17303.0
Putt-putt golf17313.0
Motor sports
Go-Karting (motor sports)17408.5
Track motor sport (car racing / motorbike racing) 17418.5
Motor sport (other) 17428.5
Netball (indoor & outdoor)
Netball (indoor & outdoor )17507.2
Orienteering
Orienteering 17607.0
Rogaining17617.0
PE classes
PE classes17705.0
Performing on stage
Performing on stage at assembly 17803.0
Playing musical instrument
Drumming17904.0
Guitar - standing17913.0
Trombone17923.5
Rock climbing / abseiling / caving
Caving18006.0
Rock climbing18016.0
Abseiling18026.0
Rodeo
Rodeo18104.0
Rowing
Rowing18203.0
Royal tennis
Royal tennis18305.3
Rugby league
Rugby league (football)18406.6
Rugby union
Rugby union (football)18506.6
Sailing
Sailing18603.0
Shooting sports
Paintball shooting18706.3
Skateboarding / inline hockey / roller sports
Roller-blading18804.9
Skateboarding18813.8
Inline hockey18825.4
Roller-skating 18834.9
Scooter riding18844.9
Roller sport (other)18854.9
Soccer (indoor)
Futsal 18906.6
Soccer (indoor)18916.6
Soccer (outdoor)
Soccer (outdoor) 19006.6
Softball / tee ball
Softball19103.8
Tee ball (T ball)19113.8
Squash / racquetball
Squash19205.3
Racquet ball 19215.3
Surf lifesaving
Surf lifesaving / royal lifesaving19306.3
Surf sports
Body boarding19403.8
Body surfing19413.8
Surfing19423.8
Surf sport (other)19433.8
Swimming / diving
Scuba diving19503.0
Diving (board) 19514.0
Swimming19523.0
Snorkeling19533.8
Table tennis
Table tennis19603.0
Tennis (indoor & outdoor)
Tennis (indoor & outdoor) 19705.3
Tenpin bowling
Tenpin bowling19804.9
Trail bike riding
Dirt bike riding (motorised) 19905.8
Trail biking (motorised) 19914.0
Triathlons
Triathlons20005.0
Volleyball (indoor & outdoor)
Volleyball (indoor & outdoor)20103.0
Water polo
Water polo20203.0
Waterskiing / powerboating
Jet skiing20307.0
Powerboating20313.0
Water skiing20324.5
Water volleyball / canoe polo / rafting / other water sports
Canoe polo20403.0
Water volleyball20413.0
Underwater hockey20423.0
White water rafting20433.8
Weight lifting / body building
Competition weight-lifting20503.5
Bodybuilding20513.5
Wind surfing / sailboarding
Wind surfing20603.0
Sailboarding20613.0
Wood chopping
Wood chopping20706.0
Wrestling
Wrestling20804.0
Other activities
Sheepdog trials20913.0
Multidisciplinary events20925.0
Radio controlled model car / boat / plane racing 20933.0
Walking with crutches 20944.0
Physical Activity - NEC20953.0
Physical Activity - NFD20963.0
Light Activity
Light active play / children's games
Playing catch30002.6
Playing with toys / lego / dolls / action figures30011.6
Billiards / pool / snooker
Billiards30102.5
Pool30112.5
Snooker30122.5
Croquet
Croquet30202.5
Darts
Darts30302.5
Light fitness / gym
Stretching exercises30402.5
Weight training (for fitness - other) 30412.8
Light martial arts
Tai Chi30502.5
Pilates
Pilates30602.5
Light playing of musical instrument
Playing musical instrument30702.2
Light shooting sports
Pistol shooting30802.5
Shooting sport (other)30812.5
Target shooting30822.5
Yoga
Yoga30902.5
Light air sport
Aerobatics 31001.4
Ballooning31011.4
Gyroplane flying31021.4
Ultralight flying 31031.4
Air sport 31041.4
No physical activity on day
No physical activity on day
No physical activity on day
No physical activity on day8888 99.0
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable
Not applicable99990.0



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