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Research

  • 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.
  • Australian Physical Activity Network (AusPAnet) – AusPAnet is a communication network that provides access to timely, accurate information about physical activity, from developments in the area to upcoming events and conferences.
  • Australian secondary students’ alcohol and drug survey (PDF) - conducted every three years by the Cancer Council Tasmania, this survey provides data on the percentage of Tasmanian students aged 12-17 years who are physically active for at least 60 minutes each day.
  • 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.
  • Find Thirty every day® evaluation findings (PDF) – this report details findings from the three-year Find Thirty every day® campaign implemented by the Premier’s Physical Activity Council..
  • 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.
  • Physical Activity Surveillance in Tasmania: Current Status and Future Opportunities (PDF) - this reported provides a quality-based review of current population-based physical activity surveys in Tasmania.
  • Reduce Inactivity, Get Moving: A review of potential strategies (PDF) – developed by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2008, this report provides information on a range of effective strategies for increasing physical activity in Tasmania based on best available evidence and research.
  • Tasmanian Child Health and Wellbeing Survey (PDF)  – conducted by the Tasmanian Government in 2009, this survey provides data on the percentage of children aged 5-12 years who are physically active for at least 60 minutes each day.
  • 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.