Eurostat

Statistics of the E.U. on sport in E.U. countries

 

Some features that we found on http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu :

 

  • As for sports, 78% of Luxemburgers and 76% of Finns exercised at least twice a week, compared with an EU average of 40%. [in "Eurostat News release - 34/2004  -  8 March 2004]

 

  • Meeting with friends, watching TV and listening to music are the main activities of young people aged 15 to 24 in the EU [in " Young Europeans - 21 March 2003: Spring Day in Europe - 35/2003 - 20 March 2003"]

2001

(%)

Meeting with friends

Watching television

Listening to music

Practising sports

Going to cinema, theater, concerts

Using PC, video games, internet

Reading

Going shopping

EU-15

74

69

66

50

45

43

40

38

Belgium

59

56

52

37

42

36

36

33

Denmark

:

71

:

50

41

47

39

47

Germany

83

74

73

53

47

46

41

37

Greece

68

58

59

38

34

23

36

22

Spain

76

69

65

49

58

38

49

34

France

72

74

70

56

61

46

40

41

Ireland

79

78

70

49

49

38

45

41

Italy

66

46

53

51

27

38

29

28

Luxembourg

72

71

75

63

69

48

40

43

Netherlands

82

75

74

54

47

60

51

50

Austria

73

70

70

55

51

51

40

44

Portugal

76

78

69

44

40

29

41

31

Finland

76

73

64

50

25

42

47

31

Sweden

85

80

76

55

34

63

47

46

United Kingdom

77

75

68

44

38

41

39

51

Source: European Commission (Eurobarometer)
: Data not available
NB: Multiple answers were possible, i.e. “Meeting with friends” and “Watching television”. Thus, total is over 100%.

 


 

The Sport Unit of the European Commission

 

 

 

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