South East Queensland Outdoor Recreation Demand Study (2001)

The 2001 South East Queensland Outdoor Recreation Demand Study investigated the nature and extent of participation in outdoor recreation activities by the residents of South East Queensland. This study is based on a similar survey of people living in South East Queensland undertaken in 1997 and published in 1998. In late 2001, a total of 2,820 people participated in a telephone survey that recorded details regarding their participation in a range of outdoor recreation activities, how often they had participated, their desire to participate further, and their motivation. In addition, this survey examined the different types of recreational environments or settings in which people choose to recreate, and the characteristics of these recreational settings. Also in late 2001, a total of three workshops were held in order to further clarify the results of the survey. The results of the survey and the workshops are provided in this report.
The findings of the 2001 Outdoor Recreation Demand Study are largely similar to those of the 1998 study, a result that attests to the reliability of both studies. Like the 1998 study, the 2001 study has found that large numbers of people currently participate in a variety of outdoor recreation activities in a range of settings, but that potential demand is likely to put more pressure on very natural and totally natural settings.



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Kiewa, Jackie (Author); Hibbins, Ray (Author); Brown, Terry (Author)


Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation: 2001