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The New Zealand Sport and Physical Activity Survey was an interviewer administered face-to-face self-report survey.

For adults, the New Zealand Sport and Physical Activity Survey was an interviewer-administered, face-to-face self-report survey. Data collected on young people (aged five to 17 years old) was collected via proxy reporting.

The following information was collected:

  • adult participation levels in a variety of sport and recreation activities;
  • time adults spent per day participating in sport and active leisure;
  • proportion of adults who participated in organised competition or events;
  • proportion of adults and young people who received instruction from a coach, instructor, teacher or trainer to improve performance;
  • proportion of adults who were members of clubs or centres to partake in sport and recreation activity;
  • level of sport and recreation volunteering among adults;
  • proportion of young people who participated in sport or physical activities organised by their school and participated in during school hours;
  • proportion of young people who participated in sport or physical activities organised by their school and participated in outside of school hours
  • proportion of young people who participated in sport or physical activities organised by a club or association; and 
  • proportion of young people who participated in sport or physical activities not organised by a club/association or school.