the proportion of Australians who did exercise on a regular basisThe bar chart below shows the percentage of Australian men and women in different age groups who did regular physical activity in 2010.
The bar chart compares the proportions of Australian males and females of different ages who did exercise on a regular basis in year 2010.
Roughly speaking, females above the age of 25 tended to maintain a more regularly exercising habits than males, while males in the adolescence group accounted for more proportions than females.
Looking at the comparison in details, we can clearly see from the bar chart that the figure for women exercising regularly gradually increased with age and peaked at the age around their fifties at 53.3%, and then slightly fell after age 54. By contrast, the proportion of men in their teenage years represented the highest among the 5 different age groups at 52.8%; however, the figure for the percentage of men dropped dramatically to its lowest point at the age of 35 to 44, and then showed a gradually upward trend after age 45.
It is particularly noticeable that the gap between males and females narrowed at the age of 65 and over. Within this age group, the proportion of males doing physical activities on a regular basis was almost the same as that of females, which stood at 46.7% and 47.1% respectively.