Last month, the European Union published a bevy of sports-related statistics that are sure to be of use to both researchers and practitioners alike.
Most notably, after a four year gap, the new Eurobarometer on sport and physical education was released in March. Profiling various sport and physical activity trends across Europe, the report unfortunately indicates a continued decline in sport participation. In fact, the proportion of those who say they never exercise or play sport has increased from 42% to 46% Europe-wide. Given this troubling direction, it continues to be up to the sport education sector, and the sport sector writ large, to find ways to combat these trends.
The full report can be here.
And, thanks to cooperation between Eurostat and the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), sport statistics related to the social and economic dimension of sport have been put together and summarized in an comprehensive, easily digestible publication, which can be found here.