This FACT indicates the percentage of people aged 15 years and over that are physically inactive. It is defined by the percentage of people that do not participate in sport and physical recreation, as per ABS data. Physical inactivity is estimated to cost the Australian economy about $13.8 billion a year (Medibank Private 2008), causing a host of related illnesses.
The state with the highest percentage of physically inactive people is Queensland at 46.4 percent. The state with the most active population is the ACT (27.1 percent).