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Professional sports teams per 100,000 persons



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Whether watching or participating, Australians love sport, as both the weather and vast amounts of space are perfect for physical activity and group sports. Professional sporting teams create entertainment, interaction and economic benefits to a city, while also encouraging a community spirit.

This FACT indicates the total number of professional sports teams per 100,000 people within a capital city (2011). Professional sports teams include both male and female teams competing in upper league national sporting tournaments or competitions. These include the Australian Football League, National Rugby League, Super 15 (Rugby), soccer (A-League &  W-League), basketball (NBL & WNBL), netball, baseball and cricket (State & 20/20).

The city with the most sporting teams per 100,000 inhabitants is Canberra with 2. The city with the lowest is Brisbane with 0.48.


Based on AFL; NRL; Super XV; Football Australia; NBL; WNBL; ANZ Championship;; and ABL data from 2011

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