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RST Profile: Bay of Plenty

Participation in Sport and Recreation

Popular Activities

The information presented in this section, ‘Popular Activities’, indicates the percentage of adults in the Bay of Plenty region who participated in a specific activity, irrespective of the intensity or duration of the activity undertaken. This section also includes participation levels for three timeframes: over 12 months, per month and per week, and the number of different activities participated in, over 12 months.

The 10 Most Popular Sport and Recreation Activities Participated In Over 12 Months

Participation levels in Bay of Plenty

The 10 Most Popular Sport and Recreation Activities Participated In Over 12 Months

  Sport and Recreation Activity % Number of Bay of Plenty adults participating
1 Walking
58.5
121,610
2 Gardening
46.8
97,282
3 Swimming
36.4
75,661
4 Equipment-based exercise1
24.2
50,213
5 Fishing2
23.5
48,838
6 Cycling3
20.1
41,716
7 Golf
15.7
32,577
8 Dance4
15.2
31,698
9 Jogging/Running
14.0
29,030
10 Tramping
10.7
22,178

1 Equipment-based exercise includes the use of exercise equipment (e.g. exercycles, treadmills, weights) at home or at the gym.

2 Fishing includes freshwater and marine fishing.

3 Cycling includes mountain biking and cycling.

4 Dance includes several dance genres (e.g. ballet, hiphop, disco, ballroom, modern, tap).