AFLW inspires more women to play Australian Football

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-Mar-19

A Roy Morgan Single Source shows that more than 550,000 Australian women aged 14+ now play one of the four main football codes. Female participation in Australian Football has increased by 21,000 over the last year, to 176,000, while nearly 400,000 women now play Soccer. Meanwhile, 67,000 Australian women now play Rugby League and 32,000 play Rugby Union. The survey also shows that 207,000 women in New South Wales now play football of one sort or another, followed by Victoria with 139,000 and Queensland with 89,000. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says the increasing interest in women’s sport of all types including the football codes provides an increasingly lucrative platform for companies looking to capture a share of this emerging market while it goes through a significant growth phase.

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Football participation stabilises with more women playing

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 26-Mar-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that the number of Australians aged 14+ who play football (of any code) has fallen from 2.2 million in the year to December 2013 to 19.5 million in the year to December 2017. While the number of football participants has fallen by 12.1 per cent overall, Rugby Union has recorded the biggest fall (down 29.4% to 178,000 participants), followed by soccer (down 10% to 1.36 million). Australian Rules is down just 4.3% to 604,000 participants, and Rugby League is down 8.7% to 327,000 participants. Against the trend of the overall decline in participation is the rising number of women participating in all forms of football. Analysis shows there are now 548,000 women participating regularly or occasionally in any of the four leading football codes, up 4.4% since 2013.

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Kiwis almost three times more likely than Aussies to watch Rugby World Cup on TV

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 29-Oct-15

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that 7.4 per cent of Australians aged 14+ almost always watch Rugby World Cup matches on TV and another 6.8 per cent watch occasionally. The survey, which was carried out in the year to June 2015, also shows that 27.9 per cent of New Zealanders aged 14+ almost always watch Rugby World Cup matches on TV, with an additional 12.2 per cent tuning in occasionally. In both Australia and New Zealand, 45 per cent of Rugby World Cup viewers are aged 50+ and only 27 per cent are aged 14-to 34.

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