Ausplay Focus:Older Australians Participation

This report focuses on Older Australians’ participation in sport and physical activity using data collected in the AusPlay survey (AusPlay). The number of Australians aged 65 and over is projected to more than double in the next 40 years. While it is generally accepted that ‘Older Australians’ means those aged 65 and over, Older Australians are a diverse group, with different ages, socio-economic backgrounds, life experiences and lifestyles.All Australian residents are in scope of the survey and data spans all sports and physical activities besides housework and gardening. Adults who participate in AusPlay are asked about up to 10 physical activities that they participated in over the past 12 months. In 2017, over 1 in 7 Australians were aged 65 years and over.



Geographic Coverage



Sport Australia: 2018