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Table 4 Age-specific participation rates 2012: comparisons by region

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

  Non-metropolitan Metropolitan Non-metro v Metro
Age range Counta ERPb Ratec Counta ERPb Ratec Ratiod 95 % CI
4 1,980 18,126 10.9 5,614 54,666 10.3 1.06 1.02 1.11
5–9 32,597 86,316 37.8 68,190 254,187 26.8 1.41 1.39 1.42
10–14 48,818 89,011 54.8 84,147 241,437 34.9 1.57 1.56 1.59
15–19 33,404 93,232 35.8 48,506 261,885 18.5 1.93 1.91 1.96
20–24 18,738 80,650 23.2 29,093 331,359 8.8 2.65 2.61 2.68
25–29 11,918 76,624 15.6 20,047 356,909 5.6 2.77 2.72 2.82
30–34 8,039 74,223 10.8 12,490 332,061 3.8 2.88 2.82 2.94
35–39 5,532 81,096 6.8 8,420 310,083 2.7 2.51 2.45 2.58
40–44 4,572 92,550 4.9 8,259 319,117 2.6 1.91 1.85 1.97
45–49 2,494 92,505 2.7 5,330 285,507 1.9 1.44 1.39 1.50
50–54 1,187 98,713 1.2 3,170 272,620 1.2 1.03 0.98 1.10
55–59 448 94,519 0.5 1,122 238,641 0.5 1.01 0.92 1.11
60–64 219 88,594 0.2 570 208,390 0.3 0.90 0.79 1.04
65–69 78 76,448 0.1 210 173,382 0.1 0.84 0.67 1.06
70–74 28 58,301 <0.1 116 130,230 0.1 0.54 0.37 0.79
75–79 9 44,610 <0.1 24 101,739 <0.1 0.86 0.41 1.78
80–84 5 34,830 <0.1 7 80,160 <0.1 1.64 0.52 5.23
85–100 0 32,781 0.0 22 77,315 <0.1 0.00   
All 170,066 1,380,778 12.3 295,337 4,248,344 7.0 1.77 1.76 1.78
  1. aMembership registrations in five sports
  2. bEstimated resident population
  3. cMembership registrations per 100 persons
  4. dRate ratio