Table of contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • What is physical activity?
    • Physical activity and health
      • Strength-based activities and health
      • Sedentary behaviour, screen-based activities and health
    • Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
    • Data sources
    • Structure of this report
  • 2 Physical activity in children aged 2-5
    • How many children aged 2-5 are meeting the Guidelines?
      • Age
      • Sex
      • Population groups
    • What activities are children aged 2-5 doing?
      • Average time spent on physical activity
      • Common types of sport and recreational physical activity
  • 3 Physical activity among children aged 5-12 and young people aged 13-17
    • How many children aged 5-12 and young people aged 13-17 are meeting the Guidelines?
      • Age
      • Sex
      • Population groups
    • What activities are children aged 5-12 and young people aged 13-17 doing?
      • Average time spent on physical activity
      • Common types of sport and recreational physical activity
  • 4 Physical activity among adults aged 18-64
    • How many adults aged 18-64 are meeting the Guidelines?
      • Physical activity
      • Strength-based activity
      • Physical and strength-based activity
      • Population groups
    • What activities are adults aged 18-64 doing?
      • Average time spent by types of physical activity
      • Common types of sport and recreational physical activity
      • Time spent on sedentary activities
  • 5 Physical activity among Australians aged 65 and over
    • How many Australians aged 65 and over are meeting the Guidelines?
      • Age and sex
      • Population groups
    • What activities are Australians aged 65 and over doing?
      • Time spent by types of physical activities
      • Types of sport and recreational physical activity
      • Time spent on sedentary activities
  • 6 Discussion
    • Physical activity among children and young people
    • Physical activity among adults
    • Physical activity: population groups
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • Socioeconomic groups
      • Remoteness area
      • Other population groups
      • Programs and initiatives
    • Data limitations
    • Future directions/research
    • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Data Sources
  • Appendix B: Defining population groups
  • Appendix C: Methods
  • Glossary
  • References
  • List of figures