Table 10
Most played sports by Canadians (15 years and older) who
participated in tournaments, by sports and sex, 2005
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Participates in tournaments | Participates in sports | Percentage of population participating in tournaments | Percentage of those participating in sports who participated in tournaments | |||||||||
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Total | Male | Female | Total | Male | Female | Total | Male | Female | Total | Male | Female | |
thousands | thousands | percentage | percentage | |||||||||
Total participants | 2,841 | 1,940 | 901 | 7,314 | 4,568 | 2,745 | 10.9 | 15.1 | 6.8 | 38.8 | 42.5 | 32.8 |
Golf | 714 | 588 | 125 | 1,487 | 1,153 | 334 | 2.7 | 4.6 | 0.9 | 48.0 | 51.0 | 37.4 |
Ice hockey | 658 | 598 | 60 ^{E} | 1,298 | 1,182 | 116 ^{E} | 2.5 | 4.6 | 0.5 ^{E} | 50.7 | 50.6 | 51.7 ^{E} |
Soccer | 370 | 194 | 176 | 708 | 400 | 309 | 1.4 | 1.5 | 1.3 | 52.3 | 48.5 | 57.0 |
Baseball | 288 | 218 | 70 ^{E} | 520 | 351 | 170 | 1.1 | 1.7 | 0.5 ^{E} | 55.4 | 62.1 | 41.2 ^{E} |
Basketball | 260 | 175 | 85 ^{E} | 626 | 445 | 181 | 1.0 | 1.4 | 0.6 ^{E} | 41.5 | 39.3 | 47.0 ^{E} |
Volleyball | 252 | 97 ^{E} | 155 | 513 | 210 | 304 | 1.0 | 0.8 ^{E} | 1.2 | 49.1 | 46.2 ^{E} | 51.0 |
Curling | 173 | 97 ^{E} | 77 ^{E} | 294 | 163 | 131 | 0.7 | 0.8 ^{E} | 0.6 ^{E} | 58.8 | 59.5 | 58.8 ^{E} |
Swimming | 160 | 78 ^{E} | 82 ^{E} | 764 | 252 | 513 | 0.6 | 0.6 ^{E} | 0.6 ^{E} | 20.9 | 31.0 ^{E} | 16.0 ^{E} |
Skiing (downhill/alpine) | 150 ^{E} | 80 ^{E} | 70 ^{E} | 490 | 267 | 223 | 0.6 ^{E} | 0.6 ^{E} | 0.5 ^{E} | 30.6 ^{E} | 30.0 ^{E} | 31.4 ^{E} |
Tennis | 141 | 95 ^{E} | 46 ^{E} | 403 | 237 | 166 | 0.5 | 0.7 ^{E} | 0.3 ^{E} | 35.0 ^{E} | 40.1 ^{E} | 27.7 ^{E} |
Softball | 137 | 97 ^{E} | 40 ^{E} | 265 | 188 | 77 ^{E} | 0.5 | 0.8 ^{E} | 0.3 ^{E} | 51.7 ^{E} | 51.6 ^{E} | 51.9 ^{E} |
Snowboarding | 133 ^{E} | 115 ^{E} | F | 270 | 183 ^{E} | 86 ^{E} | 0.5 ^{E} | 0.9 ^{E} | F | 49.3 ^{E} | 62.8 ^{E} | F |
Football | 133 ^{E} | 119 ^{E} | F | 244 | 208 | F | 0.5 ^{E} | 0.9 ^{E} | F | 54.5 ^{E} | 57.2 ^{E} | F |
Badminton | 124 ^{E} | 97 ^{E} | F | 268 | 170 | 98 ^{E} | 0.5 ^{E} | 0.8 ^{E} | F | 46.3 ^{E} | 57.1^{E} | F |
Rugby | 88 ^{E} | 73 ^{E} | F | 116 ^{E} | 93 ^{E} | F | 0.3 ^{E} | 0.6 ^{E} | F | 75.9 ^{E} | 78.5 ^{E} | F |
Cycling | 86 ^{E} | 67 ^{E} | F | 459 | 283 | 177 | 0.3 ^{E} | 0.5 ^{E} | F | 18.7 ^{E} | 23.7 ^{E} | F |
Bowling (10-pin) | 85 ^{E} | 61 ^{E} | 25 ^{E} | 177 | 106 ^{E} | 72 ^{E} | 0.3 ^{E} | 0.5 | 0.2 ^{E} | 48.0 ^{E} | 57.5 ^{E} | 34.7 ^{E} |
Mountain-boarding | 66 ^{E} | F | F | 167 | 109 ^{E} | 58 ^{E} | 0.3 ^{E} | F | F | 39.5 ^{E} | F | F |
Ball hockey | 58 ^{E} | 47 ^{E} | F | 128 ^{E} | 108 ^{E} | F | 0.2 ^{E} | 0.4 ^{E} | F | 45.3 ^{E} | 43.5 ^{E} | F |
Squash | 51 ^{E} | F | F | 152 ^{E} | 109 ^{E} | F | 0.2 ^{E} | F | F | 33.6 ^{E} | F | F |
Below top 20 | 902 | 495 | 407 | 2,393 | 1,256 | 1,137 | 3.5 | 3.8 | 3.1 | 37.7 | 39.4 | 35.8 |
^{E} use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
Note: The percentage is calculated using the total Canadian population aged 15 years and older for each designated category.
Source: General Social Survey, 2005.
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