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Young People’s Survey (2011)

18 August 2014

Sport New Zealand’s 2011 Young People’s Survey (YPS) is the most significant piece of research into young New Zealanders’ participation in sport and recreation in more than 10 years.

The survey is a school-based survey of over 17,000 young New Zealanders (5 to 18 years old). The scale of the survey allows us, for the first time, to explore how sport and recreation fit into the lives of boys and girls of different ages and backgrounds. It provides a voice for young people to tell us about their sporting lives.

The results tell us many positive things, as well as providing us with some challenges.

Main report and related material

All links go to the Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library.

Full series

Young People's Survey research

Teenagers

Participation drops off in teenage years, particularly among young women, so we have looked at this topic in more detail.