Sports playing distribution of children and youths in Finland in 2018, by age group

This statistic shows the results of a survey regarding sport activities of children and youths in Finland in 2018. According to the survey, 97 percent of the respondents aged six years did some kind of sporting activities during their leisure time. The corresponding figure for respondents aged 20 to 24 years was 83 percent.

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Release date

March 2019



Survey time period

March to May 2018

Number of respondents

1,599 respondents

Age group

6-29 years

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the sample of the survey with regards to age, gender, and first language represents the Finnish population. Different survey methods were used for different age groups:
6 years: Telephone and face-to-face interviews (n=152)
7 to 9 years: Telephone and face-to-face interviews (n=187)
10 to 14 years: Telephone interviews (n=304)
15 to 29 years: Telephone interviews and online survey (n=956).

According to the source, sports in this context is meant to signify all kinds of exercising and sporting activities done during free time. Therefore, sports done during school or work is not included.

* in the case of 6-year-olds, the information was given by parents

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