Australian Health Survey – the inaugural Australian Health Survey was conducted from 2011-2013. The most comprehensive health survey of Australians, it assists government, non-government and health researchers in understanding the health of Australians. The survey informs ways to combat the major health concerns in Australia such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and mental health.
Exercise Recreation and Sport Survey - a joint initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and state and territory government agencies responsible for sport and recreation, this annual survey collects information on the frequency, duration, nature and type of activities that are participated in by persons aged 15 years and over for exercise, recreation and sport during the 12 months prior to interview. Participation means active ‘playing’ participation, and does not include other physical activity such as coaching, refereeing, activities related to work, household chores or gardening duties.
National Health Survey - conducted every three years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, this survey provides data on the percentage of Tasmanians over the age of 18 who are physically active for at least 30 minutes on at least five days of the week.
The Value of Sport and Physical Recreation to Tasmania (PDF) – this report estimates the costs and benefits of sport and physical recreation to Tasmania in the financial year 2008-2009. A key finding of this report is that the sum of benefits enjoyed by Tasmania as a result of sport and recreation is conservatively estimated to be $5.6 billion, delivering over $4 value for every $1 invested by the whole community.