The 1997, 1999 and 2000 National Physical Activity Surveys collected information about physical activity patterns in Australian adults. Activity levels were measured against the National Physical Activity Guidelines. The survey also measured awareness of physical activity campaigns and media messages that were current at the time of each survey. 

The 1997 survey was called the Active Australia National Physical Activity Survey.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 10 November 1997 to 8 December 2000

Geographical coverage


Data availability

  • Publications
  • Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of data in this holding.

Data scope

Adults aged 18-75 from households randomly selected from the White Pages.



External links and information 

Physical activity patterns of Australian adults

Trends in population levels of reported

physical activity in Australia, 1997, 1999 and 2000

The Active Australia Survey: a guide and manual for implementation, analysis & reporting


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