Table 3.4 Adult sport participation, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over who took part in any sport/exercise 2016
Participation in activity during last four weeks Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Any sport or exercise 85 76 68 62 50 43 38 62
No sport or exercise 15 24 32 38 50 57 62 38
Swimming 15 10 17 16 8 7 2 11
Cycling 16 14 18 16 11 7 5 13
Workout at a gym/Exercise bike/ Weight training 38 31 18 14 11 6 1 18
Aerobics/Keep fit/ Gymnastics/ Dance for fitness 7 7 4 0 2 1 3 3
Any other type of dancing 2 3 3 1 2 1 3 2
Running/jogging 35 22 16 12 6 2 0 14
Football/rugby 37 27 12 6 3 0 - 13
Badminton/tennis 6 4 3 4 2 1 - 3
Exercises (eg press-ups, sit ups) 40 23 17 13 11 7 5 17
Bowls 0 1 1 2 3 6 12 3
Fishing/angling 3 3 4 6 3 2 2 3
Golf 3 9 10 8 10 11 8 9
Hillwalking/rambling 9 13 10 15 11 8 6 11
Snooker/billiards/pool 20 10 8 5 1 3 2 7
Aqua-robics/ aquafit/ exercise class in water - 0 0 - - 1 - 0
Yoga/pilates 3 3 3 2 2 1 0 2
Athletics 6 0 0 0 0 0 - 1
Basketball 8 1 0 0 - - - 1
Canoeing/Kayaking 3 1 2 2 0 0 - 1
Climbing 6 0 3 1 0 - - 2
Horse riding 1 - - 0 1 - - 0
Ice skating 2 2 - 1 - - - 1
Martial arts including Tai Chi 0 1 3 2 1 - - 1
Skiing/snowboarding 4 0 1 1 - 1 0 1
Table tennis 6 8 1 3 2 0 - 3
Tenpin bowling 2 3 4 1 1 0 - 2
Any other sport or exercisea 8 8 4 4 5 4 1 5
Continued…
Table 3.4 - Continued
Aged 16 and over who took part in any sport/exercise 2016
Participation in activity during last four weeks Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Women
Any sport or exercise 70 64 59 47 44 38 25 51
No sport or exercise 30 36 41 53 56 62 75 49
Swimming 17 20 20 15 11 8 2 14
Cycling 9 6 9 8 7 2 1 6
Workout at a gym/Exercise bike/ Weight training 35 25 17 13 9 5 1 15
Aerobics/Keep fit/ Gymnastics/ Dance for fitness 12 16 11 12 9 12 6 11
Any other type of dancing 10 7 6 4 7 5 5 6
Running/jogging 22 16 14 9 4 1 - 10
Football/rugby 2 2 2 0 - - - 1
Badminton/tennis 5 1 3 4 1 2 - 2
Exercises (eg press-ups, sit ups) 31 26 17 11 11 4 6 15
Bowls 1 1 1 0 1 5 3 1
Fishing/angling 2 1 1 0 - - 0 1
Golf 1 1 0 1 2 4 1 2
Hillwalking/rambling 15 10 11 10 12 6 4 10
Snooker/billiards/pool 5 3 2 1 1 0 - 2
Aqua-robics/ aquafit/ exercise class in water 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 2
Yoga/pilates 10 11 11 9 8 6 - 8
Athletics 1 - 0 - 0 - - 0
Basketball 4 0 0 0 0 - - 1
Canoeing/Kayaking 2 1 1 1 - 0 - 1
Climbing - 1 1 1 - - - 0
Horse riding 4 0 1 1 1 - - 1
Ice skating - 2 1 0 - - - 0
Martial arts including Tai Chi 0 - - 1 1 2 1 1
Skiing/snowboarding 1 2 - 1 0 - - 1
Table tennis 8 1 1 1 1 0 - 2
Tenpin bowling 7 3 2 1 1 0 - 2
Any other sport or exercisea 15 4 2 2 1 1 0 4
Continued…
Table 3.4 - Continued
Aged 16 and over who took part in any sport/exercise 2016
Participation in activity during last four weeks Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
All adults
Any sport or exercise 78 70 63 54 47 41 30 56
No sport or exercise 22 30 37 46 53 59 70 44
Swimming 16 15 19 16 10 7 2 13
Cycling 13 10 13 12 9 4 2 10
Workout at a gym/Exercise bike/ Weight training 37 28 17 13 10 5 1 17
Aerobics/Keep fit/ Gymnastics/ Dance for fitness 10 12 8 6 6 7 5 8
Any other type of dancing 6 5 4 2 4 3 4 4
Running/jogging 29 19 15 10 5 1 0 12
Football/rugby 19 14 7 3 1 0 - 7
Badminton/tennis 5 2 3 4 1 1 - 3
Exercises (eg press-ups, sit ups) 36 24 17 12 11 6 6 16
Bowls 1 1 1 1 2 5 7 2
Fishing/angling 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 2
Golf 2 5 5 5 6 7 4 5
Hillwalking/rambling 12 11 10 12 11 7 5 10
Snooker/billiards/pool 12 7 5 3 1 2 1 4
Aqua-robics/ aquafit/ exercise class in water 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 1
Yoga/pilates 7 7 7 6 5 4 0 5
Athletics 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 1
Basketball 6 1 0 0 0 - - 1
Canoeing/Kayaking 2 1 1 1 0 0 - 1
Climbing 3 0 2 1 0 - - 1
Horse riding 2 0 1 1 1 - - 1
Ice skating 1 2 0 0 - - - 1
Martial arts including Tai Chi 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
Skiing/snowboarding 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Table tennis 7 4 1 2 2 0 - 3
Tenpin bowling 5 3 3 1 1 0 - 2
Any other sport or exercisea 11 6 3 3 3 3 0 4
Continued…
Table 3.4 - Continued
Aged 16 and over who took part in any sport/exercise 2016
Participation in activity during last four weeks Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
Bases (weighted):
Men 286 338 320 380 326 254 167 2072
Women 283 353 338 407 344 281 236 2243
All adults 569 691 658 788 670 535 403 4315
Bases (unweighted):
Men 168 213 265 341 360 336 208 1891
Women 198 325 347 440 433 400 284 2427
All adults 366 538 612 781 793 736 492 4318

a Other sports or exercise include all named sports in the questionnaire, in which less than 0.5% of the adult population took part, i.e. cricket, curling, hockey, netball, powerboating, rowing, sailing, shinty, skateboarding, subaqua, surfing, volleyball and waterskiing, plus any sport or form of exercise which was not listed on the questionnaire


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