The chart illustrates the proportion of physically active males and females in seven groups of ages surveyed in Australia over the year 2010.
Overall, just nearly a half of total number of people engaged in physical activities regularly. It is noticeable that women were more active than men, except for young girls.
The young boys from 15 to 24 years old were the most active within male groups at above 50%. By contrast, the percentage of girls who usually do exercise were well under 48 per cent. It is interesting to note that the proportion of males and females doing regular activities are similar at around 47% in the oldest group who were over 65 years old.
There was a large gender gap between the ages from 25 to 64. In those groups, women were far more active than their male counterparts with about 50% females to 42% males. While men ageing from 35 to 44 were the most sedentary group (nearly 40%) , the next older group of women were the most regular physical participators.