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RST Profile: Wanganui

Participation in Sport and Recreation

Popular Activities

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

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

  Sport and Recreation Activity % Number of Wanganui adults participating
1 Walking
62.9
39,094
2 Gardening
60.1
37,392
3 Swimming
29.2
18,143
4 Equipment-based exercise1
21.8
13,553
5 Fishing2
21.0
13,075
6 Cycling3
19.0
11,797
7 Jogging/Running
13.2
8,238
8 Tramping
11.9
7,396
9 Golf
11.6
7,235
10 Dance4
10.2
6,317

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

2 Fishing includes freshwater and marine fishing.

3 Cycling includes mountain biking and cycling.

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