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Canada

% of adults who participate in sport 

Canada

Participates in Sport 

Total 27%
Men 36%
Women 19%
Age  
18-24 years 44%
25-44 years 35%
45-64 years 22%
65 years and older 16%
Household income  
<$40,000/yr 19%
$40,000-$79,999 25%
$80,000-$99,999 28%
≥$100,000 36%
Community size  
<1,000 residents 24%
1,000-9,999 27%
10,000-99,999 28%
≥100,000 30%
Region  
Atlantic 24%
Quebec 22%
Ontario 30%
West 30%
North 29%
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI, 2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor

 

 

% of sport participants indicating the number of months within the year that they participated in sport

Canada None 1 to 5 months 6 to 11 months 12 months
Total 11% 37% 30% 23%
Men 10% 35% 31% 25%
Women 12% 40% 28% 20%
Age        
18-24 years - 27% 33% 28%
25-44 years 12% 42% 26% 20%
45-64 years 11% 34% 31% 25%
65 years and older - 36% 33% 25%
Household income        
<$40,000/yr - 42% 24% -
$40,000-$79,999 14% 38% 24% 25%
$80,000-$100,000 - 43% 32% -
≥100,000 6% 35% 31% 28%
Community size        
<1,000 residents - 43% 33% -
1,000-9,999 - 40% 32% 22%
10,000-99,999 9% 33% 27% 31%
≥100,000 12% 36% 30% 22%
Region        
Atlantic - 36% 33% 25%
Quebec - - - -
Ontario 10% 38% 30% 22%
West 15% 35% 28% 21%
North - 39% 33% -
Source: CFLRI, 2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor

 

% of sport participants indicating how often they participate in sport

Canada 4 to 7 days/wk 2 to 3 days/wk Once a week Less frequently, varies
Total 19% 39% 23% 18%
Men 20% 38% 21% 21%
Women 19% 41% 27% 13%
Age        
18-24 years 34% 37% - -
25-44 years 16% 37% 27% 19%
45-64 years 15% 40% 24% 21%
65 years and older 19% 50% 17% 14%
Household income        
<$40,000/yr - 29% 30% -
$40,000-$79,999 27% 40% 19% 14%
$80,000-$100,000 - 49% - -
≥100,000 16% 37% 28% 19%
Community size        
<1,000 residents - 36% - -
1,000-9,999 18% 47% 16% 19%
10,000-99,999 21% 42% 22% 14%
≥100,000 16% 34% 29% 21%
Region        
Atlantic 21% 44% 21% 14%
Quebec - 46% - -
Ontario 16% 29% 32% 23%
West 19% 38% 24% 19%
North - 51% - -
Source: CFLRI, 2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor

 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

Participates in Sport 

Total 20%
Men 26%
Women -
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years -
45-64 years -
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 -
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 -
≥100,000 -
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

Prince Edward Island

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Prince Edward Island

Participates in Sport 

Total 23%
Men 31%
Women 15%
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years -
45-64 years -
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 -
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 20%
≥100,000 -
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

Nova Scotia

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Nova Scotia

Participates in Sport 

Total 26%
Men 35%
Women 20%
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years 37%
45-64 years 22%
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 44%
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 30%
10,000-99,999 -
≥100,000 31%
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  

 

 


 

New Brunswick

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

New Brunswick

Participates in Sport 

Total 24%
Men 32%
Women 14%
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years -
45-64 years -
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 -
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 29%
≥100,000 -
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

Quebec

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Quebec

Participates in Sport 

Total 22%
Men 27%
Women 17%
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years -
45-64 years -
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 36%
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 27%
≥100,000 -
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  

 


 

Ontario

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Ontario

Participates in Sport 

Total 30%
Men 43%
Women 19%
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years 39%
45-64 years 29%
65 years and older 18%
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 32%
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 42%
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 29%
10,000-99,999 30%
≥100,000 35%
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

Manitoba

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Manitoba

Participates in Sport 

Total 30%
Men 36%
Women 24%
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years 35%
45-64 years 22%
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 37%
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 -
≥100,000 34%
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

Saskatchewan

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Saskatchewan

Participates in Sport 

Total 30%
Men 38%
Women 22%
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years 34%
45-64 years -
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 -
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 24%
≥100,000 -
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

Alberta

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Alberta

Participates in Sport 

Total 28%
Men 38%
Women 19%
Age  
18-24 years 33%
25-44 years -
45-64 years 19%
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 41%
≥$100,000 -
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 25%
≥100,000 -
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

British Columbia

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

British Columbia

Participates in Sport 

Total 31%
Men 41%
Women 22%
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years 43%
45-64 years 22%
65 years and older 20%
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 40%
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 33%
≥100,000 32%
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

Yukon

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Yukon

Participates in Sport 

Total 28%
Men 37%
Women -
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years -
45-64 years -
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 -
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 30%
≥100,000 -
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

Northwest Territories

% of adults who participate in sport 

 

Northwest Territories

Participates in Sport 

Total 31%
Men -
Women -
Age  
18-24 years -
25-44 years -
45-64 years -
65 years and older -
Household income  
<$40,000/yr -
$40,000-$79,999 -
$80,000-$99,999 -
≥$100,000 -
Community size  
<1,000 residents -
1,000-9,999 -
10,000-99,999 -
≥100,000 -
(-) Suppressed cell  
Source: CFLRI2019-2021 Physical Activity Monitor  


 

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