The National Walking and Cycling Participation Survey provides insight into walking and cycling activity across Australia and is a successor to the National Cycling Participation Survey which was conducted biennially from 2011 to 2019. 

The vast majority of Australians (96.7%) walk for at least five minutes in a typical week outside their home. This equates to around 24.47 million people walking every week.

On average Australians walk for at least five minutes on 5.3 days, spending a median of 3.5 hours per week walking.

Around 18.2% of Australians rode a bicycle (including e-bicycles) in the previous week and 40.3% over the previous year. This equates to around 4.62 million Australians riding in a typical week and 10.19 million riding in the
past year.


Executive Officer