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4901.0.55.001 - Children's Participation in Sport and Leisure Time Activities, 2003 - 2012 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/12/2012   
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AVERAGE TIME SPENT

In 2012, the average time that children aged 5-14 years spent participating in sport and/or dancing in the two weeks prior to interview was 5 hours and 24 minutes.

The average time spent participating in organised sport and/or dancing was slightly higher for girls (5 hours and 42 minutes) than for boys (5 hours and 6 minutes) in 2012.

Looking at participation by boys and girls in each age group, the only significant difference was in the 5-8 year age group with girls spending more time on average (4 hours and 18 minutes) compared with boys (3 hours and 42 minutes).

2.4 Children participating in sport and/or dancing, Average hours spent participating in last 2 weeks, By age group - 2012
Graph: 2.4 Children participating in sport and/or dancing, Average hours spent participating in last 2 weeks, By age group—2012


Children aged 12-14 years spent more hours on average participating in sport and/or dancing than children in the younger age groups.


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