Research: Soccer is Australia's most played sport

Soccer has kept its spot as the number one participatory sport in Australia, according to a new survey conducted by market research firm Roy Morgan. Nearly 1.1 million people play soccer ‘regularly or occasionally’ - 7% of the population aged 14 and above - making the world game the team sport of choice for Australians.

Overall, almost 3.2 million Australians (19% of the total Australian population aged 14 and above) regularly or occasionally take part in team sports. The research was carried out for the 12 months ending June 2005.