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National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

The Australian Bicycle Council has released the following National Cycling Participation Survey (31 August 2011). The survey, which reports on cycling for transport and recreation, provides baseline data on cycling participation in Australia.

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National Cycling Participation Survey (2011)

The survey reveals that:

  • In a typical week around 18% of Australians ride a bicycle for transport and recreation.
  • Western Australia, Northern Territory and ACT have cycling participation rates significantly higher than the national average.
  • Around 22% of Western Australians ride in a typical week – this figure increases to 30% over a month and 45% over a year.
  • The highest level of participation is amongst children - nearly two thirds of 5-9 year olds ride a bike in a typical week.
  • There is a significant gap between male (22%) and female (13%) cycling participation – this gender difference is reduced for children under 10.

A Western Australian summary of key findings has been prepared by the Australian Bicylce Council.

The National Cycling Strategy 2011-2016 aims to double the number of Australian bicycle riders.

Year published: 2011

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