Wanganui Region Versus New Zealand Findings
In this section, comparisons between the findings for the Wanganui region and New Zealand14 are presented.
- The 10 most popular activities for adults in the Wanganui region were the same as those for all New Zealand adults.
- Tramping and hunting were on the 10 most popular activities list for men in the Wanganui region, but not on the list for New Zealand men.
- Exercise (other) and fishing were on the 10 most popular activities list for women in the Wanganui region, but not on the list for New Zealand women.
Organised Competition/Event Participation, Club/Centre Involvement and Instruction
- Compared with New Zealand adults, a similar percentage of adults in the Wanganui region:
- participated in at least one organised competition or event (New Zealand: 36.9%; Wanganui: 31.5%).
- Adults in the Wanganui region were significantly less likely than New Zealand adults to:
- have been members of clubs or centres in order to take part in sport and recreation activities (New Zealand: 34.9%; Wanganui: 24.7%); and
- have received instruction from a coach, instructor, teacher or trainer to help improve their performance (New Zealand: 39.9%; Wanganui: 28.1%).
- The level of volunteering for adults in the Wanganui region (30.3%) was similar to the level for New Zealand adults (25.3%).
Physical Activity Levels
- The percentage of adults in the Wanganui region who achieved the physical activity guideline was similar to the percentage for New Zealand adults (New Zealand: 48.2%; Wanganui: 43.0%).