Table 3.8 Percentage of children participating in sport, 1998 to 2016

Aged 2-15 1998 - 2016
Proportion meeting guidelinea,b 1998 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% % % % % % % % % % %
Boys
Yes 72 74 74 76 73 72 67 71 68 69 70
No 28 26 26 24 27 28 33 29 32 31 30
Girls
Yes 65 69 67 70 67 67 65 63 65 66 67
No 35 31 33 30 33 33 35 37 35 34 33
All children
Yes 69 72 71 73 70 69 66 67 67 68 68
No 31 28 29 27 30 31 34 33 33 32 32
Bases (weighted):
Boys 1096 1514 790 1155 794 878 802 830 742 627 690
Girls 1046 1448 736 1110 763 838 759 788 720 627 673
All children 2142 2961 1526 2265 1556 1716 1561 1617 1462 1254 1364
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 1987 1462 763 1156 823 853 763 819 729 635 666
Girls 1905 1467 752 1102 711 835 784 762 730 612 679
All children 3892 2929 1515 2258 1534 1688 1547 1581 1459 1247 1345

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