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RST Profile: Otago

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 51.2 Walking 84.0
Gardening 45.8 Gardening 55.8
Fishing 34.4 Swimming 38.3
Cycling 34.3 Cycling 27.0
Golf 32.1 Jogging/Running 25.5
Swimming 29.6 Equipment-based exercise 23.4
Equipment-based exercise 26.2 Pilates/Yoga 17.6
Cricket6 18.3 Dance 16.9
Jogging/Running 16.3 Aerobics 15.8
Rugby union 13.6 Snowsport 14.7
  • Walking and gardening were the most popular activities for both men and women.
  • Six of the 10 most popular activities were the same for men and women.
  • Activities uniquely popular with women were pilates/yoga, dance, aerobics and snowsports, while fishing, golf, cricket and rugby union were uniquely popular among men.

6 Includes both indoor and outdoor versions of this activity.