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RST Profile: Otago

Participation in Sport and Recreation

Popular Activities

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

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

  Sport and Recreation Activity % Number of Otago adults participating
1 Walking
70.6
112,222
2 Gardening
51.7
82,154
3 Swimming
34.8
55,212
4 Cycling1
30.0
47,593
5 Equipment-based exercise2
24.6
39,044
6 Jogging/Running
21.8
34,593
7 Golf
19.0
30,120
8 Fishing3
17.9
28,502
9 Dance4
15.5
24,630
10 Snowsports5
13.9
22,110

1 Cycling includes mountain biking and cycling.

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

3 Fishing includes freshwater and marine fishing.

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

5 Snowsports includes skiing and snow boarding.