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Participation Design Toolkit

Participation across life stages

Sport and physical activity data and insights to inform participation offerings across life stages

Young adult 18 to 34 years life stage

The young adult life stage consists of two cohorts:

Young adult 18 to 24 years

18-34 years girl

This life stage sees increased independence and transitions such as finishing school, starting study, working full time and leaving home. These transitions can impact activity choices and should be considered in sport participation offerings.

Download the 18-24 life stage snapshot

Insights to help attract and retain participants

Active (18-24)
Insights to help retain participants and keep people active

Insufficiently active (18-24)
Insights to help acquire and retain participants and get people more active

Inactive (18-24)
Insights to help understand the barriers to participation for inactive people

Young adult 25 to 34 years

18-34 years boy

As career and parental responsibilities increase, commitment to organised sport and physical activity levels decline slightly.

Download the 25-34 life stage snapshot

Insights to help attract and retain participants

Active (25-34)
Insights to help retain participants and keep people active

Insufficiently active (25-34)
Insights to help acquire and retain participants and get people more active

Inactive (25-34)
Insights to help understand the barriers to participation for inactive people

The life stages resource uses 2019 data from AusPlay; the Australian sport and physical activity participation survey.

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