The 1997, 1999 and 2000 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

Temporal coverage

from 10 November 1997 to 8 December 2008

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.



Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

External links and information 

Physical activity patterns of Australian adults

Active Australia: Trends in population levels of reported physical activity in Australia 1997, 1999 and 2000

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


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