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

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, age group

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

Age (by year)
Academic year Value 7-26 7-11 12-17 18-26
2008/2009 Number 45331 22459 19914 2958
2008/2009 Percent 13,6 36,7 21,4 1,7
2009/2010 Number 52202 26777 21797 3628
2009/2010 Percent 16,0 44,1 25,3 2,0
2010/2011 Number 53660 28221 21443 3996
2010/2011 Percent 16,9 46,0 26,5 2,3
2011/2012 Number 57534 29787 23385 4362
2011/2012 Percent 18,6 47,9 30,8 2,5
2012/2013 Number 69740 38567 26743 4430
2012/2013 Percent 23,0 60,5 36,4 2,7
2013/2014 Number 80441 45014 30202 5225
2013/2014 Percent 27,2 69,3 41,6 3,3
2014/2015 Number 83942 47208 31072 5662
2014/2015 Percent 28,9 70,5 43,3 3,7