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RST Profile: Wanganui

Regional Comparisons

The table below provides an overview of findings for each region of New Zealand serviced by the regional sports trusts. Statistically significant differences between regional and national findings are denoted by an asterisk (*) and the margin of error (i.e. ± 4%) associated with each percentage estimate is provided. Regional reports are available at www.sparc.org.nz.

Regional comparisons table (PDF, 80 KB)

Compared to all New Zealand adults:

  • adults in the Northland region were significantly less likely to have received instruction to improve their performance for a sport or recreation activity;
  • adults in the Gisborne region were significantly less likely to have met the national physical activity guideline (30 x 5) and significantly more likely to be in the ‘inactive’ group;
  • adults in the Wanganui region were significantly less likely to have been members of clubs or centres in order to take part in sport and recreation activities and were significantly less likely to have received instruction to improve their performance for a sport or recreation activity;
  • adults in the Manawatu region were significantly less likely to have participated in an organised competition or event; and
  • adults in the Southland region were significantly more likely to have participated in an organised competition or event, were significantly more likely to have received instruction to improve their performance for a sport or recreation activity, and were significantly more likely to have volunteered for a sport or recreation activity.