LESS Australians are playing sport and more are going to the cinema, new figures have revealed.
Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, released on Wednesday, have shown 60% of Australians more than 15 years old took part in sport or a physical recreation in 2013-14, compared to 65% two years before.
In comparison, 86% of Australians attended at least one cultural venue over the same period. A total of 12 million people went to the cinema, which was the most popular cultural event.
While most Australians attended a cultural event, only about a quarter of them took part in one.
Queenslanders had the lowest participation rate in sports and cultural activities, with just 54% of people aged more than 15 taking part in a sport and 24% in a cultural event.
New South Wales was above the national average in sport participation, with a 61.4% involvement rate, but below the national average in cultural participation with a 26% involvement rate.
Nationally more people are going to museums, botanic gardens and music concerts, but less are going to zoos or aquariums.
- APN NEWSDESK
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