EU: distribution of how often people engage physical activity in 2013, by employment

This statistic displays the results of a survey on the share of people who engage physical activities in the European Union (EU) in 2013, by employment. The survey was conducted via face-to-face interviews and gathered data from 27,919 respondents across Europe. In 2013, it was found that 33 percent of self-employed respondents stated that they engage in physical activities like gardening, cycling, dancing etc. with some regularity. More information about sports in Europe can be found in the Dossier: Fitness industry in Europe.

Distribution of frequencies of how often people engage in physical activities* such as cycling from one place to another, dancing, gardening etc. in the European Union (EU) in 2013, by occupations

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Release date

March 2014



Survey time period

23th November to 2nd December, 2013

Number of respondents

27,919 respondents

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Excluding physical activity which one does in a sport context or sport-related setting, such as swimming, training in a fitness center or sport club, running in the park, etc.

Regularly: five times or more per week
With some regularity: once to four times a week
Seldom: three times a month or less often

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