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Most Popular Searched Sports in Australia

There are regional differences in the popularity of sports. Here is a discussion and list of the most popular searched sports in Australia, using online searches as the measure of popularity. See more on Australia's most popular sport.

Popular Sports Search Terms in Australia

Here are the most searched for sports names in Australia, useful to gage the relative popularity of particular sports. There are four major football codes in Australia, with Australian Football the most popular. Even the general term 'Football' did not rank higher than 'AFL'. This corresponds to the table of Australian sports spectators, whih also had AFL as the highest.

The data is collected over a four year period to account for the effect of annual events and other major events that may occur every four years. For this list only the search popularity of sports names or words describing a group of sports (e.g. football) is included.

Rank Sport Search volume
1 AFL 100
2 Cricket 80
3 Football 70
4 NRL 55
5 Golf 55
6 Rugby 45
7 Soccer 45
8 Tennis 35
9 Basketball 25
10 Rugby League 15


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