physically active Australians
The chart illustrates how many people, divided by gender and age groups, who did regular physical activity in Australia in 2010.
Overall, the number of females who are physically active exceed that of males in the given period. Females from the age of 45 to 54 comprised of the highest number while the majority of men who spent their time doing physical activity was from the age of 15 to 24.
There were five age groups in which females were more active than males. While 53.3% females aged 45 to 44 spent more time being active, the number of males from the same age group was 10.1% lower. In terms of females and males aged 55 to 64, the amount of females who exercised and played sports was 53.1% as opposed to 43.1% for their male counterparts. Similarly, in the age group of 35 to 44, more females exercised than males (52.5% and 39.5% respectively). Moreover, regarding to the age group of 25 to 34, there was 6.7% difference with more females doing physical activity than males. Lastly, merely 1% more of females than males who are 65 years old and above were physically active.
With regards to the remaining age group, as many as 52.8% males in their youth (age 15 to 24) participated in sports and exercise compared to 47.7% of the females, making it the only age group where the majority of males were more physically active than females.