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RST Profile: North Harbour

Popular Sport and Recreation Activities By Gender

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

Mens Activity % Womens Activity %
Walking 65.8 Walking 77.0
Swimming 31.8 Gardening 36.6
Fishing 27.6 Swimming 29.3
Gardening 26.8 Equipment-based exercise 26.5
Equipment-based exercise 25.5 Pilates/Yoga 20.9
Golf 18.0 Dance 19.4
Cycling 17.8 Jogging/Running 15.8
Jogging/Running 15.2 Aerobics 13.2
Dance 15.2 Golf 11.5
Basketball5 11.2 Fishing 10.8
  • Walking was the most popular activity for both men and women.
  • Eight of the 10 most popular activities were the same for men and women.
  • Activities uniquely popular with women were pilates/yoga and aerobics, while cycling and basketball were uniquely popular among men.

5 Includes both indoor and outdoor versions of this activity.