activities in Australia in 2003
The two bar charts compare the proportions of 5 to 14-year-old participants of both genders in cultural activities and sports in Australia in 2003.
Overall, while significantly more males than females took part in sports, most cultural activities were more popular among girls than boys except playing musical instruments.
In this year, it can be seen that sports was common with the majority of boys (70%), while just over a half of the girls enjoyed playing sports.
In respect of cultural activities, a very small number of girls engaged in singing and drama activities account for 5% for each one, yet that number of boys were even approximately lower than 2%. The percentage of girls playing musical instruments was threefold higher than the former and the figures for males joining in this activity was three out of two compared with female rate. Dancing was considered as the most preferable activity participated by girls at a quarter. In contrast, this proportion of boys was a tiny minority with only about 2%.