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Sport and Recreation Participation Levels

Introduction

This factsheet shows participation levels for various sport and recreation activities undertaken by New Zealand adults aged 16 years and over.

The findings are based on data from the 2007/08 Active NZ Survey. Data were collected from 4,443 New Zealand adults aged 16 years and over through face-to-face interviews. The interviews were completed over a 12-month period beginning March 2007. Participants were asked to report all sport and recreation activities participated in, at least once, during the 12 months preceding the interview. The numbers provided in this factsheet, therefore, reflect the proportion of adults in New Zealand who participated in a specific activity, at least once, over a 12-month period.

Participation levels are provided for the sport and recreation activities listed below. For some activities, a combined percentage has been provided. For example, cycling and mountain biking were assessed individually. A combined percentage, however, is presented by the activity ‘cycling (total)’ which estimates the percentage of people who participated in cycling and/or mountain biking.

Aerobics

Aquarobics (aqua/water jogging)

Archery

Athletics (track and field)

Australian rules football

Badminton

Baseball

Basketball (total)1

Billiards/pool/snooker

BMX/FMX

Bowls (indoor)

Bowls (outdoor/lawn)

Boxing

Callisthenics/stretch

Canoeing/kayaking

Cricket (indoors)

Cricket (outdoors)

Cricket (total)2

Croquet

Cycling (cycling/biking)

Cycling (mountain biking)

Cycling (total)3

Dance (various) 4

Dance (total)5

Darts

Diving (springboard)

Diving/scuba diving

Equipment-based exercise

Fencing

Fishing (freshwater)

Fishing (marine/saltwater)

Fishing (total)6

Football (indoor)

Football (outdoor)

Football (total)7

Gaelic football

Gardening

Gliding

Golf

Gymnastics

Hockey (indoor)

Hockey (outdoor)

Hockey (total)8

Horse riding/equestrian

Hunting (other)

Hunting (Deer stalking/pig hunting)

Hunting (total)9

Ice hockey (indoor)

Ice skating

In-line skating

Jogging/running

Kapa Haka (poi, waiata-a-ringa)

Kilikiti

Korfball

Lacrosse

Marching

Martial arts (judo)

Martial arts (karate)

Martial arts (other)

Martial arts (taekwondo)

Martial arts (total)10

Mau rakau/taiaha

Motorsports (cars)

Motorsports (karts)

Motorsports (motorcycles)

Motorsports (total)11

Mountaineering/mountain climbing

Multisport/triathlon/duathlons

Netball (indoor)

Netball (outdoor)

Netball (total)12

Orienteering/rogaining

Pilates/yoga

Polo

Rock climbing (indoor)

Rock climbing/bouldering (outdoor)

Rollerblading

Rowing

Rugby

Rugby league

Sailing/yachting

Shooting (rifle & pistol)

Skateboarding

Skiing (snow, grass)

Snow boarding

Snow sports (total)13

Softball

Squash

Surf life saving

Surfing/body boarding

Swimming

Table tennis

Tai chi

Ten pin bowling

Tennis

Touch rugby

Tramping

Volleyball (indoor)

Volleyball (outdoor)

Volleyball (total)14

Waka ama

Walking

Water polo

Water skiing

Windsurfing

 

1 Basketball (total) includes indoor basketball and outdoor basketball.

2 Cricket (total) includes indoor cricket and outdoor cricket.

3 Cycling (total) includes cycling/biking and mountain biking.

4 Dance (various) includes all dance genres (e.g. ballet, ballroom, contemporary/modern, country/folk/line, cultural/national, hip-hop/break/krump, jazz/tap, latin, ceroc,) but excludes dance (club, rave, disco).

5 Dance (total) includes dance (various) and dance (club, rave, disco).

6 Fishing (total) includes fresh water and marine/salt water fishing.

7 Football (total) includes indoor football and outdoor football.

8 Hockey (total) includes indoor hockey and outdoor hockey.

9 Hunting (total) includes hunting ( deerstalking and pig hunting) and hunting (other).

10 Martial arts (total) include judo, karate, tae kwon do and other forms of martial arts.

11 Motorsports (total) include car, kart and motorcycle motorsports.

12 Netball (total) includes indoor netball and outdoor netball.

13 Snow sports (total) include snowboarding and skiing.

14 Volleyball (total) includes indoor volleyball and outdoor volleyball .