What percent of people play soccer in Canada?
Well based on the estimated Population of 34,000,000 in Canada and 2,695,712 (Soccer Canada's Number) people play Soccer in an organized league, that works out to 7.93% of the population.
Ironic since Hockey is considered to be the National sport yet only 570,000 people play organized Hockey (Hockey Canada's Numbers) which makes for a percentage of approx 1.69% of the population.
As of February 12, 2008, the overall percentage of Canadian children playing soccer, is 58 percent male, and 42 percent female. There are 850,000 registered players, 44 percent of which live in Ontario, 19 percent in Quebec, 14 percent in BC and the rest spread out across the rest of Canada. If you include children that just play for fun (non-registered), the percentages become much higher. Soccer growth rate is about 2% per annum.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world with more then 250 million registered players. However, this number does not represent the amount of people who enjoy coaching, watching and playing the sport. There are also many people who play street soccer and other unofficial forms of the sport. It isn't possible to tell exactly how many people play soccer but a rough estimate would be that approximately 3.5 billion people actively enjoy soccer…
Over 3.5 billion people enjoy soccer world wide, though that is an estimate from a few different sources. This is not saying that these 3.5 billion people play soccer, but they do have an interest in it, whether it be playing or watching it. I don't know what this soccer is but a lot of people play football.
Well even though ice hockey is Canada's national WINTER sport (and lacrosse being the summer national sport ), hockey is not the most played in our beautiful capital! Soccer is the most played sport in Canada. Now i can not tell you the exact number of people who play hockey in Canada or even an estimation, but i do now that the percentage of people who play ice hockey in Canada is 24% of our…