Youth Work » Participation in hobby education: Participation in hobby education by field of hobby

The number of young (7–26 y. o.) people who participate in hobby education activities. The share of young (7–26 y. o.) people who participate in hobby education in total number of young (7–26 y. o.) people.

Hobby education is an area of youth work that provides young people with knowledge and skills outside formal education. Hobby education is organised by local governments and legal personnel. The local government budget has funding for cultural and youth issues, which is also used for financing hobby education.
The Hobby Schools Act (2007) sets the basis for the activities of hobby schools and centers. There are more than 300 sports, music, art, dance, language and drama schools, as well as culture and science centers in Estonia that provide young people with quality non-formal learning opportunities.

Unit: number, percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, field of hobby

Source: Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Estonian Education Information System (EHIS)

Academic year
Field of hobby 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
Total 45298 52202 53660 57534 69740 80441 83942 92011 91944 98775
Nature 1175 1105 1122 963 1238 1255 1090 1298 1426 1724
Music and art 20677 21814 20452 21174 22355 24686 25809 26211 25845 27085
Sport 15620 19549 22547 26420 35533 42092 43987 48282 48228 53247
Technology 1067 1217 661 945 860 1263 1216 1611 2006 2415
Culture inc. national schools 6759 8517 8878 8032 9754 11145 11840 14609 14439 14304