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Australia’s top 20 sports and physical activities revealed

SPORT Australia has released the latest annual data from its AusPlay survey, Australia’s largest and most comprehensive sport and physical activity survey launched in late-2015.

For the first time, AusPlay has revealed Australia’s top 20 sports and physical activities along with detailed ‘State of the Play’ reports on each.

Recreational activities like walking, fitness/gym, swimming, running and cycling top the list, with football at number six the most popular organised sport for Australian participants.

Top 20 participation sports and physical activities

*Based on annual participation (organised out-of-school activities only for children 0-14; all activities for adults 15+)

1. Walking (recreational) 8,783,064

2. Fitness/gym 6,874,541

3. Swimming 4,505,531

4. Running/Athletics 3,334,693

5. Cycling 2,359,660

6. Football 1,767,288

7. Tennis 1,202,011

8. Bush walking 1,189,493

9. Basketball 1,017,968

10. Golf 1,015,150

11. Yoga 984,362

12. Australian Rules football 913,668

13. Netball 901,903

14. Cricket 798,618

15. Dancing (recreational) 688,293

16. Pilates 585,706

17. Surfing 508,015

18. Gymnastics 489,058

19. Touch football 464,721

20. Martial arts 316,826

For more information, head over to Sport Aus.

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