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Australia’s youth becoming more sporty and tech-savvy

New research reveals that Australia’s children are participating in more sporting activities and spending less time in front of the TV.

Any foreigners thinking of buying a property in Australia will no doubt be interested in the lifestyle the country has to offer to young children, and are likely to be encouraged by the latest figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which reveal an increase in sporting activity, a decrease in the amount of time spent watching television, and a significant jump in the number of youngsters accessing the internet.

The research indicates that children spent an average of around 15 hours in front of the TV each week during 2012, compared to 22 hours in 2003, while the proportion of children accessing the internet rose from 64 per cent to 90 per cent over the same period.

A number of sports have also seen a huge increase in popularity, with participation levels going through the roof this year.

Compared to 2003, the number of children taking part in martial arts has increased by around 24 per cent, while the number that are participating in dancing has gone up by 27 per cent.

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