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RST Profile: Northland

Participation in Sport and Recreation

Popular Activities

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

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

  Sport and Recreation Activity % Number of Northland adults participating
1 Walking
66.2
78,775
2 Gardening
56.3
67,000
3 Fishing1
40.2
47,840
4 Swimming
38.4
45,693
5 Dance2
27.6
32,840
6 Equipment-based exercise3
22.9
27,263
7 Cycling4
17.7
21,112
8 Jogging/Running
14.8
17,563
9 Diving/Scuba Diving
13.5
16,031
10 Golf
13.3
15,853

1 Fishing includes freshwater and marine fishing.

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

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

4 Cycling includes mountain biking and cycling.