the most popular activities in two countriesTopic: The graph below shows information about the activities that Australian and New Zealand children enjoy doing the most in 2007.
The bar graph displays data about the favourite recreational pursuit of children in two nations in 2007. Overall, young Australians were more likely to do outdoor activities, whereas New Zealanders were more involved in indoor activities.
For Australian youths, the most popular activity was playing sports, which accounted for 28%. Next, a quarter of Australians enjoyed visiting parks. The third most popular leisure pursuits were video games and watching DVDs, which both attracted about 15 per cent. The least popular activities were reading books, and art and craft, which accounted for about 10% and 7%, respectively.
Turning to the young New Zealanders, the highest proportion of young people enjoyed doing art and craft, which accounted for 25 % of them. This was followed by reading books and watching DVDs, which each accounted for roughly 17%. The proportion who played video games was only 15 per cent. The least popular were trips to the park and playing sports at 13%.