Active NZ Survey 2018

Results from survey data collected in 2018 on participation in play, active recreation and sport.

The Active NZ survey measures nationwide participation in play, active recreation and sport.  The survey is sent to a sample of New Zealanders on the electoral roll through our research partner, Neilsen.

Following on from the redesign in 2017, this is the second year of data collection and the beginning of a new time series on participation in play, active recreation and sport for New Zealanders aged 5+. The 2018 results are based on data collected between 5 January 2018 and 4 January 2019.

Active NZ provides important insights into the changing landscape of participation through the lenses of age, gender, ethnicity and deprivation. The key findings in 2018 reinforce the 2017 results, and where there is any year-on-year change between 2017 and 2018 it has been noted.

To access Active NZ survey data in your area go to our Intelligence Tools.


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