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RST Profile: North Harbour

Participation in Sport and Recreation

Popular Activities

The information presented in this section, ‘Popular Activities’, indicates the percentage of adults in the North Harbour 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

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

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

  Sport and Recreation Activity % Number of North Harbour adults participating
1 Walking
71.0
165,490
2 Gardening
31.3
73,003
3 Swimming
30.7
71,465
4 Equipment-based exercise1
25.9
60,441
5 Fishing2
19.8
46,115
6 Dance3
17.1
39,944
7 Jogging/Running
15.5
36,096
8 Golf
14.9
34,824
9 Cycling4
14.0
32,698
10 Pilates/Yoga
9.9
23,115

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 Dance includes several dance genres (e.g. ballet, hip-hop, disco, ballroom, modern, tap).

4 Cycling includes mountain biking and cycling.