Participation in community or sporting events

Domain: 
Healthy, safe and inclusive communities
Sub-Domain: 
Personal health and wellbeing
Measure: 
Percentage of survey respondents who attended a community or sporting event in the last 12 months
Rationale: 
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“This indicator is a measure of participation in the wider community. Participation builds social cohesion and connectedness, thereby reducing isolation. By building a collective identity, event and cultural facilities also build community strength. Community and cultural events provide a range of socially inclusive activities that contribute to overall community wellbeing.

Both culture and leisure activities assist in developing national identity and forming community networks and bonds crucial to social cohesion. Industries associated with culture and leisure are growth industries and are thus important to Australia's economic wellbeing. The culture and leisure sector also contribute to economic development through facilitating creativity, innovation and self-reflection (ABS, 2001)“ (CIV, 2006).

Data Source: 
Resilience Profiles Survey 2011
References: 
Community Indicators Victoria (CIV) (2007) Metadata, Retrieved from http://www.communityindicators.net.au/indicator_metadata
Survey Questions: 
35. In the last 12 months have you attended any events that bring people together such as fetes, festivals, shows or other community or sporting events?; Yes; No; Don’t know


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