The 1997, 1999 and 2000 National Physical Activity Surveys collected information about physical activity patterns in Australian adults. Activity levels were measured against the National Physical Activity Guidelines. The survey also measured awareness of physical activity campaigns and media messages that were current at the time of each survey.

The 1997 survey was called the Active Australia National Physical Activity Survey.

Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Age
  • Sex

Temporal coverage 

from 10/11/1997 to 8/12/2000

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • Publications

There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding.

Data scope 

Adults aged 18-75 from households randomly selected from the White Pages.



External links and information 

Published results Physical activity patterns of Australian adults 1999 survey

Published trend results for the 1997, 1999 and 2000 surveys

The Active Australia Survey: a guide and manual for implementation, analysis and reporting


[email protected]