Sport - Motivation in sport and active recreation among adults 2017
Sport New Zealand
Respondents were asked the following question:
Q17: People do different activities for different reasons at different times. so, thinking about the last time you did this physical activity, what was the one main reason you did it?
Sport: activities undertaken in a competition or tournament or informally, and individuals differ in their degree of competitiveness irrespective of how they participate.
Active recreation: all activities not considered to be sport. For adults - physical activity done specifically for the purpose of sport, exercise or recreation; for young people the word ‘recreation’ was changed to ‘fun’ and PE was also included.
Deprivation: based on the NZDep2013 index of socioeconomic deprivation, which combines census data relating to income, home ownership, employment, qualifications, family structure, housing, and access to transport and communications. It provides a deprivation score for each meshblock, NZDep2013 groups deprivation scores into deciles, where 1 represents the areas with the least deprived scores and 10 the areas with the most deprived scores. A value of 10 therefore indicates that a meshblock is in the most deprived 10% of areas in New Zealand. It is important to note that NZDep2013 estimates the relative socioeconomic deprivation of an area, and does not directly relate to individuals.
WHO-5 (World Health Organization Wellbeing Index): questionary designed to assess the level of emotional well-being over a 14-day period; a score above 13 is an indicator of good emotional wellbeing.
To account for biases in the sample design and non-response bias, the data was weighted before reporting. The purpose of weighting was to adjust the sample to represent the overall New Zealand population, using the 2013 Census.
In this release of the survey, the physical activity guidelines are met through participation in play, active recreation (includes exercise) and sport, excluding work and chores. Active transport is included if the respondent considers that the main reason they took part was to fit exercise into their lives and routine.
For more information
Data provided by
Active NZ Survey: Main report data tables 2017
How to find the data
At URL provided, download 'Main Report Data Tables (Excel, 1.2MB)'.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Active NZ Survey: Main report data tables 2017
From the dataset Active NZ Survey: Main report data tables 2017, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Section 5_Adults
- Provided: 540 data points
Dataset originally released on:
December 21, 2018
About this dataset
Sport NZ’s Active NZ Survey 2017 provides a point-in-time snapshot of participation in sport and active recreation explored through the lenses of age, gender, ethnicity and deprivation.
Purpose of collection
Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) is mandated to monitor New Zealanders’ participation in physical activity. One of Sport NZ’s functions is to “promote and advocate the importance of participation in physical activity by all New Zealanders for their health and wellbeing”. This includes targeting specific population groups such as Pacific peoples, women, older New Zealanders and people with disabilities, as well as ensuring sport, recreation and physical activity are culturally appropriate for Māori.
Method of collection/Data provider
For young people (aged 5-17), an online-only approach was used.
For adults (18+), a Sequential Mixed Methodology (SMM) of online or paper self-completion was used to contact a random selection from the electoral roll.
In total, this survey collected 6,004 responses for young people and 27,038 for adults.