The Irish Sports Monitor 2011

Key Findings

  • Participation in sport increased from 34% in 2009 to 46% in 2011
  • Sedentarism fell from 16% in 2009 to 13% in 2011
  • Rates of volunteering in sport increased from 7% in 2009 to 15% in 2011
  • Club membership has increased from 32% to 38%
  • Attendance at sporting events rose from 17% in 2009 to 22% in 2011  
  • Personal exercise (11%) and swimming (10%) are the most popular physical activities
  • Increased time a key factor in increased participation with notable increases among the unemployed as well as those among the younger and older groups of adults  


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Irish Sports Monitor 2011