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Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS)

Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS)

The Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) is a joint initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and the state and territory government agencies responsible for sport and recreation. The first survey was conducted in 2001. This publication presents results from the tenth annual ERASS data collection, which was conducted in 2010.

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Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS)

The ERASS collects information on the frequency, duration, nature and type of physical activities that were participated in by persons aged 15 years and over for exercise, recreation or sport during the 12 months prior to interview.

Participation means active ‘playing’ participation, and does not include coaching, refereeing and being a spectator or activities related to work, household chores or gardening duties.

The ERASS publications present information regarding the:

  • frequency of participation in organised and non-organised physical activity for exercise, recreation and sport;
  • duration of participation in organised and non-organised physical activity for exercise, recreation and sport;
  • type of participation in physical activity for exercise, recreation and sport; and
  • trends in participation over time.