Statistics and Indicators

Meets physical activity guideline, age groups


    Meets Australian Physical Activity Guideline, adult age groups, ACT General Health Survey, 2011 - 2021

    In 2021, respondents to the ACT General Health Survey aged 18 to 24 years were slightly more likely to report meeting the physical activity guideline than respondents aged 25 to 44 years, 45 to 64 years and 65 years and over, however this difference was not statistically significant (18 to 24 years: 80.4%; 25 to 44 years: 74.5%; 45 to 64 years: 66.7%; 65 years and over: 62.9%). 

    Meeting the physical activity guideline for adults aged 18 years and over is based on the ABS definition of participating in at least 150 minutes of activity (including walking for transport and fitness, and moderate and vigorous activity). If number of times for walking, moderate activity or vigorous activity was zero, the number of hours and minutes was given a value of zero.

    For the purpose of reporting the ACT General Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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