This report focuses on participation in play, active recreation and sport among young people and adults in 2021. Drawn from the Active NZ survey, it uses data collected during 2021 from 4,824 young people and 23,239 adults.
Selected results are explored through the lenses of age, gender, ethnicity, deprivation and disability.
During 2021, disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant the participation landscape differed from earlier years of the Active NZ survey. Results must be considered in this context. This report should be read alongside the Active NZ Changes in Participation report.
Results continue to highlight inequities in play, active recreation and sport by age, gender, ethnicity, deprivation, and disability.
North Island regional tables
South Island regional tables