Statistics and Indicators

Meets physical activity guideline - children


    Meets physical activity guideline, 5-17 years, ACT General Health Survey, 2011-2020


    In 2020, 21.1% of ACT General Health Survey respondents aged 5-17 years met the physical activity guideline. 

    Meeting the physical activity guideline for children aged 5-17 years is based on the National Physical Activity guideline of accumulating 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. For more information, visit:

    Note: The question for this indicator changed from 2020. Prior to 2020, the number of days doing physical activity during the past week was split between school days and weekend days. From 2020 onwards, the question was the number of days doing physical activity during the past seven days.

    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.

    Responses for children aged 5-15 years were provided by the parent/carer who knows the most about the child's health. 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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