Posted by: writersblock7 | October 2, 2009

Australian statistics

These statistics are quite dated, but show that even over a period of 16 years, the increase was only slight.

These statistics which are Australian have come from http://www.dsr.nsw.gov.au/assets/pubs/industry/info_mediawomen.pdf

Gender breakdown of sports media coverage, 1996

Women’s Mixed Men’s
Radio 1.4% 3.5% 95.1%
Television 2% 41.8% 56.2%
Newspaper 10.7% 10.2% 79.1%

(Source: Phillips 1997; mixed sports coverage reports on both male and

female participants.)

Quantity of newspaper coverage

Newspaper coverage of women’s sport between 1980 and 1996

Year 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996
Women’s sport coverage 2.0% 1.3% 2.5% 4.5% 10.7%

(Source: Phillips 1997; data does not include mixed sport coverage.)

Television Coverage, 1996

Commercial Non- commercial Combined
Women’s sport 0.2% 20% 2.0%
Mixed sport 42% 40% 41.8%
Men’s sport 57.8% 40% 56.2%

(Source: Phillips 1997; combined stations include ABC, SBS, Channel 7, Nine Network Australia and Network Ten; includes all sport on selected television stations, as well as current affairs programs.)

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