Youth Work » Participation in hobby education: Participation in hobby education by city

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, value, city

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

Academic year Value Narva Pärnu Tallinn Tartu
2008/2009 Number 3787 3775 16040 4964
2008/2009 Percent 23,3 33,5 18,1 19,7
2009/2010 Number 3747 4029 20385 5600
2009/2010 Percent 23,4 36,5 23,7 23,4
2010/2011 Number 3911 4111 20168 6365
2010/2011 Percent 25 38,3 24 26,9