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Table 1 Age-specific participation rates 2010–2012: comparisons by year

From: Population levels of sport participation: implications for sport policy

  2010 2011 2012 2011 v 2010 2012 v 2011
Age range Counta ERPb Ratec Counta ERPb Ratec Counta ERPb Ratec Ratiod 95 % CI Ratiod 95 % CI
4 6,212 71,543 8.7 6,443 71,371 9.0 7,594 72,820 10.4 1.04 1.01 1.07 1.16 1.13 1.18
5–9 95,765 328,103 29.2 99,510 332,729 29.9 100,787 340,503 29.6 1.02 1.02 1.03 0.99 0.98 1.00
10–14 120,039 335,650 35.8 128,644 330,056 39.0 132,965 330,448 40.2 1.09 1.08 1.10 1.03 1.03 1.04
15–19 69,641 365,388 19.1 72,711 354,583 20.5 81,910 355,117 23.1 1.08 1.07 1.08 1.12 1.12 1.13
20–24 39,768 423,668 9.4 42,628 412,447 10.3 47,831 412,009 11.6 1.10 1.09 1.11 1.12 1.11 1.13
25–29 28,364 423,593 6.7 29,560 424,794 7.0 31,965 433,533 7.4 1.04 1.03 1.05 1.06 1.05 1.07
30–34 17,569 390,883 4.5 18,579 391,818 4.7 20,529 406,284 5.1 1.05 1.04 1.07 1.07 1.05 1.08
35–39 13,179 407,231 3.2 12,973 395,277 3.3 13,952 391,179 3.6 1.01 1.00 1.03 1.09 1.07 1.11
40–44 11,251 392,290 2.9 11,443 400,351 2.9 12,831 411,667 3.1 1.00 0.98 1.02 1.09 1.07 1.11
45–49 6,872 386,840 1.8 6,839 379,272 1.8 7,824 378,012 2.1 1.02 0.99 1.04 1.15 1.12 1.17
50–54 3,434 360,399 1.0 3,659 363,823 1.0 4,357 371,333 1.2 1.06 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.13 1.20
55–59 1,175 322,839 0.4 1,280 325,633 0.4 1,570 333,160 0.5 1.08 1.02 1.14 1.20 1.14 1.26
60–64 565 295,613 0.2 673 297,597 0.2 789 296,984 0.3 1.18 1.09 1.28 1.17 1.09 1.26
65–69 189 222,468 0.1 195 232,880 0.1 288 249,830 0.1 0.99 0.85 1.15 1.38 1.21 1.56
70–74 105 178,634 0.1 123 181,754 0.1 144 188,531 0.1 1.15 0.95 1.40 1.13 0.94 1.35
75–79 12 141,720 <0.1 17 143,135 <0.1 33 146,349 <0.1 1.40 0.74 2.66 1.90 1.20 3.00
80–84 13 114,211 <0.1 9 115,327 <0.1 12 114,990 <0.1 0.69 0.31 1.53 1.34 0.61 2.93
85–100 14 102,884 <0.1 16 104,390 <0.1 22 110,096 <0.1 1.13 0.60 2.11 1.30 0.76 2.24
All 414,167 5,545,932 7.5 435,302 5,537,817 7.9 465,403 5,629,122 8.3 1.05 1.05 1.06 1.05 1.05 1.05
  1. aMembership registrations in five sports
  2. bEstimated resident population
  3. cMembership registrations per 100 persons
  4. dRate ratio