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4363.0.55.001 - Australian Health Survey: Users' Guide, 2011-13  
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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

In 2011-12, the collection of physical activity data in the Australian Health Survey was via four separate question modules:

  • Exercise (NHS)
  • Adult physical activity (NNPAS)
  • Child 5-17 years physical activity (NNPAS only)
  • Child 2-4 years physical activity (NNPAS only).

Adult physical activity data collected in the NHS (15 years and over) and NNPAS (18 years and over) included, with a reference period of the last week, time spent and frequency of:
  • walking for transport
  • walking for fitness, recreation or sport
  • moderate physical activity/exercise
  • vigorous physical activity/exercise.

In addition NHS collected data on usual physical activity at work.

Additional NNPAS data collected for adults, again with a reference period of the last week, included:
  • time and frequency of vigorous gardening
  • type of moderate/vigorous physical activity (and whether organised)
  • time spent on strength and toning activity
  • type of transport used.

For children 5-17 years, physical activity included the collection of data, on each day in the last 7 days, regarding:
  • type and time spent on active transport (to and from school, to and from other places)
  • type and time spent on moderate/vigorous physical activity
  • time spent on organised moderate/vigorous physical activity.

For children 2-4 years, physical activity included the collection of data, on each day in the last 7 days, regarding time spent on:
  • indoor physical activity
  • outdoor physical activity.


This section contains the following subsection :
          Adult physical activity
          Child physical activity (5 to 17 years)
          Child physical activity (2 to 4 years)

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