amount of people who play hockey in canada?

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  1. hattrick74

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    anyone know where i could get numbers like the amount of people who play hockey in canada, and the money spent on hockey in canada?
     
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    how could you possibly know an exact number?
     
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    You'll need to be a little more specific to actually get anything close to a guestimate.

    Do you mean how many play youth hockey under hockey Canada? because i'm sure that stat could be found.

    If you mean organized and beer leagues and pond hockey etc all balled into one then thats just silly to assume that could be known. It's just like saying how many people in Canada like grapefruit.
     
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    Just ask all the people.
     
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    That's easy. The answer is 12.
     
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    Id go out on a limb here and say that there is 30 Million people in Canada, so probably 80% of the male population within the 5-60 year age group plays hockey and 1-2% of the female population play hockey. So rough guess but I would say exactly 8,541,321 Canadians play hockey.
     
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    There are plenty of people that aren't sports fans. There are probably more people who aren't sports fans than sports fans.
     
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    80% is an insane guess. Probably 80% have played some variation of the game at some point in their lives, but that might be once or twice ever.

    I'd guess 15% of Canadian males play some sort of hockey (ball/roller/ice) with some sort of regularity. Purely my own random guess though. I'd guess about 40% have played regularily at some point in their lives, probably as kids.
     
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    At last count there were 13 people in Canada who didn't play hockey.
     
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    From MikeC44's link:

    Research has shown that hockey is the activity of choice of over 2 million Canadians.

    2/30 = 6.7%. When you throw in inline/ball, and people who play, but don't necessarily consider it their "activity of choice", you're probably not that far off with 15%.
     
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    depends if you mean in organized Ice leagues, shinny, or play in the middle of the street
     
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    12 now, peer pressure claims another :biglaugh:
     

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