Sports facilities; types and use 1987 - 2012

Sports facilities; types and use 1987 - 2012

Periods Swimming pools Type of swimming pool Total swimming pools (number) Swimming pools Type of swimming pool Indoor swimming pools (number) Swimming pools Type of swimming pool Open-air swimming pools (number) Swimming pools Type of swimming pool Combined swimming pools (number) Swimming pools Type of swimming pool Natural swimming pools (number) Swimming pools Type of operator Local government (%) Swimming pools Type of operator Commercial operator (%) Swimming pools Visits to swimming pools by type of pool Total number of visits (x mln) Swimming pools Visits to swimming pools by type of pool Visits per swimming pool (x 1000) Swimming pools Visits to swimming pools by type of pool Visits per indoor swimming pool (x 1000) Swimming pools Visits to swimming pools by type of pool Visits per open-air swimming pool (x 1000) Swimming pools Visits to swimming pools by type of pool Visits per combined swimming pool (x 1000) Swimming pools Swim. pools with recreational facilities Total swimming pools (%) Swimming pools Swim. pools with recreational facilities Indoor swimming pools (%) Swimming pools Swim. pools with recreational facilities Open-air swimming pools (%) Swimming pools Swim. pools with recreational facilities Combined swimming pools (%) Indoor sports facilities Total number of facilities (number) Indoor sports facilities Visits per week (x 1 000) Indoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Sports hall (small) facilities Number of facilities (number) Indoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Sports hall (small) facilities Visits per week (x 1 000) Indoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Sports hall (large) facilities Number of facilities (number) Indoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Sports hall (large) facilities Visits per week (x 1 000) Indoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Indoor tennis court facilities Number of facilities (number) Indoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Indoor tennis court facilities Visits per week (x 1 000) Indoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Other indoor sports facilities Number of facilities (number) Indoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Other indoor sports facilities Visits per week (x 1 000) Indoor sports facilities Type of operator Local government (%) Indoor sports facilities Type of operator Commercial operator (%) Indoor sports facilities General sports halls and sports rooms Small sports halls (number) Indoor sports facilities General sports halls and sports rooms Large sports halls (number) Indoor sports facilities General sports halls and sports rooms Indoor ice-skating rinks (number) Indoor sports facilities General sports halls and sports rooms Gymnasiums (number) Indoor sports facilities Specifically equipped sports rooms Total number of courts, tables, rooms (number) Indoor sports facilities Specifically equipped sports rooms Tennis courts (number) Indoor sports facilities Specifically equipped sports rooms Squash courts (number) Indoor sports facilities Specifically equipped sports rooms Skittles and bowling alleys (number) Indoor sports facilities Specifically equipped sports rooms Table-tennis tables (number) Indoor sports facilities Specifically equipped sports rooms Billiard tables (number) Indoor sports facilities Specifically equipped sports rooms Other courts, tables, rooms (number) Outdoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Total number of facilities (number) Outdoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Visits per week (x 1 000) Outdoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Football facilities (number) Outdoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Tennis facilities (number) Outdoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Fac. for one other field game (number) Outdoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Fac. for combinations of field games (number) Outdoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Fac. for field games and other sports (number) Outdoor sports facilities Type of facility and visits Fac. for only other outdoor sports (number) Outdoor sports facilities Type of operator Local government (%) Outdoor sports facilities Type of operator Commercial operator (%) Outdoor sports facilities Pitches, courts, tracks, etc. Total number of pitches, courts, etc. (number) Outdoor sports facilities Pitches, courts, tracks, etc. Football pitches (number) Outdoor sports facilities Pitches, courts, tracks, etc. Tennis courts (number) Outdoor sports facilities Pitches, courts, tracks, etc. Hockey pitches (number) Outdoor sports facilities Pitches, courts, tracks, etc. Korfball pitches (number) Outdoor sports facilities Pitches, courts, tracks, etc. Handball pitches (number) Outdoor sports facilities Pitches, courts, tracks, etc. Pitches for other field games (number) Outdoor sports facilities Pitches, courts, tracks, etc. Fields, tracks, etc. for other sports (number)
1988 786 283 334 136 33 64 36 82 104 145 37 211 83 69 89 96 1,618 1,890 392 400 741 1,150 205 190 280 150 62 38 448 768 16 . 3,890 1,102 374 1,123 302 514 475 4,030 2,050 1,260 620 440 900 380 450 87 13 19,100 7,320 6,730 1,010 960 790 480 1,810
1991 730 299 290 117 24 61 39 82 116 148 44 214 87 76 94 97 1,772 2,000 389 390 790 1,190 230 210 363 210 58 42 473 818 19 . 5,447 1,202 642 1,169 376 1,469 589 4,120 2,100 1,280 610 440 880 400 520 85 15 19,810 7,260 6,650 1,010 1,010 740 510 2,630
1994 720 330 260 105 25 55 45 88 127 153 52 233 88 82 92 95 2,040 2,140 430 380 865 1,180 295 310 450 260 51 49 605 930 20 . 7,425 1,540 1,030 1,405 325 2,235 885 4,190 2,120 1,280 680 480 840 370 550 81 19 21,030 7,090 7,380 1,040 990 620 560 3,350
1997 730 325 245 140 20 45 55 91 128 142 49 236 92 86 96 96 2,115 1,060 365 70 890 420 285 290 570 280 46 54 520 935 20 215 8,135 1,555 1,325 1,285 260 2,935 775 4,090 348 1,320 590 430 810 380 560 82 18 20,300 7,340 6,540 850 950 560 780 3,290
2000 760 320 265 155 20 42 58 87 117 133 39 220 92 89 92 97 2,210 1,130 415 70 890 410 300 360 605 300 44 56 585 945 20 295 8,075 1,610 1,410 1,130 405 2,400 1,120 4,040 424 1,270 600 420 790 390 570 79 21 20,300 7,110 6,440 780 950 510 830 3,700
2003 770 340 250 150 30 36 64 93 126 135 52 229 93 89 96 98 2,160 1,130 440 80 920 480 270 300 540 280 46 54 655 975 20 315 7,325 1,530 1,245 1,130 385 1,775 1,260 4,000 475 1,250 540 410 800 420 590 78 22 20,410 7,150 5,950 780 920 490 910 4,200
2006 725 340 225 130 30 37 63 85 122 133 49 221 92 85 99 98 2,135 1,170 480 100 935 570 235 250 480 250 47 53 770 1,010 25 385 6,830 1,480 1,115 1,155 305 1,520 1,255 3,730 492 1,130 480 330 800 410 570 79 21 20,710 6,980 5,580 820 850 440 970 5,070
2009 720 340 225 125 30 32 68 79 114 123 43 216 93 87 98 100 2,275 1,280 500 110 1,005 610 230 230 535 330 45 55 795 1,090 25 495 6,520 1,345 1,055 1,165 285 1,265 1,415 3,750 549 1,130 480 330 770 440 600 75 25 21,240 7,040 5,590 850 820 410 990 5,540
2012 700 340 220 120 25 32 68 71 104 116 33 199 92 86 99 100 2,255 1,250 510 120 1,005 630 195 170 545 340 45 55 715 1,100 20 465 6,150 1,010 940 1,065 245 1,245 1,650 3,750 677 1,120 450 320 780 450 630 71 29 21,270 7,050 5,320 840 800 370 1,040 5,860
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table presents an overview on the types and use of swimming pools, indoor sports facilities and outdoor sports facilities. The figures are restricted to swimming pools and sports facilities operated by either local government or by commercial operators (private limited companies etc.) registered at the Chambers of Commerce as having the operation of swimming pools and/or sports facilities as their main activity.

Data available from: 1987-2012

Status of the figures: all figures are definite.

Changes as of 28 January 2019:
None. This table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.

Description topics

Swimming pools
Type of swimming pool
Total swimming pools
Indoor swimming pools
Open-air swimming pools
Combined swimming pools
Swimming pool with one or more indoor pools and one or more open-air
pools.
Natural swimming pools
Type of operator
Swimming pools by type of operator: the local government or a commercial operator. Shown as a percentage of the total number of swimming pools.
Local government
Shown as a percentage of the total number of swimming pools.
Commercial operator
Single-owner companies, partnership firms, public limited companies, private companies, foundations and associations.
Shown as a percentage of the total number of swimming pools.
Visits to swimming pools by type of pool
Total number of visits
Only the figure for 1988 includes the number of visits to natural swimming pools.
Visits per swimming pool
Average number of visits per swimming pool. Only the figure for 1988 includes the number of visits to natural swimming pools.
Visits per indoor swimming pool
Visits per open-air swimming pool
Visits per combined swimming pool
Swim. pools with recreational facilities
Shown as a percentage of the total number of swimming pools.
Total swimming pools
Excluding natural swimming pools.
Shown as a percentage of the total number of swimming pools.
Indoor swimming pools
Shown as a percentage of the total number of indoor swimming pools.
Open-air swimming pools
Shown as a percentage of the total number of open-air swimming pools.
Combined swimming pools
Shown as a percentage of the total number of combined swimming pools.
Indoor sports facilities
Total number of facilities
Visits per week
Total number of visits per week by people who practise a sport.
From 1997 onwards the figures only include facilities operated by commercial operators.
Type of facility and visits
Indoor sports facilities by type and the total number of visits per week of indoor sports facilities.
Reference week for the visits: a week in September.
Sports hall (small) facilities
A facility with one or more small sports halls, possibly in combination with other sports rooms, but without a large sports hall.
Number of facilities
Visits per week
Total number of visits per week by people who practise a sport.
From 1997 onwards the figures only include facilities operated by
commercial operators.
Sports hall (large) facilities
A facility with one or more large sports halls, possibly in combination
with small sports halls or other sports rooms.
Number of facilities
Visits per week
Total number of visits per week by people who practise a sport.
From 1997 onwards the figures only include facilities operated by
commercial operators.
Indoor tennis court facilities
A facility with one or more indoor tennis courts, possibly in combination
with other sports rooms, but without a small sports hall and without a
large sports hall.
Number of facilities
Visits per week
Total number of visits per week by people who practise a sport.
From 1997 onwards the figures only include facilities operated by
commercial operators.
Other indoor sports facilities
A facility with one or more sports rooms (for example for bowling, squash, ice-skating or billiards), but without a small or large sports hall and without indoor tennis courts.
Number of facilities
Visits per week
Total number of visits per week by people who practise a sport.
From 1997 onwards the figures only include facilities operated by
commercial operators.
Type of operator
Indoor sports facilities by type of operator: the local government or a
commercial operator. Shown as a percentage of the total number of
indoor sports facilities.
Local government
Shown as a percentage of the total number of indoor sports facilities.
Commercial operator
Single-owner companies, partnership firms, public limited companies,
private companies, foundations and associations.
Shown as a percentage of the total number of indoor sports facilities.
General sports halls and sports rooms
Small sports halls
A small sports hall is a multifunctional sports room equipped for more than one type of sport. The size of a small sports hall is less than 42 metres by 22 metres.
Large sports halls
A large sports hall is a multifunctional sports room equipped for more than one type of sport. The size of a large sports hall is at least 42 metres by 22 metres.
Indoor ice-skating rinks
Gymnasiums
Specifically equipped sports rooms
The courts and tables in sports rooms that are specifically equipped for just one type of sport.
Total number of courts, tables, rooms
Total number of tennis courts, squash courts, table-tennis tables, billiard tables, skittles alleys and bowling alleys in sports rooms that are specifically equipped for just one type of sport, plus the number of sports rooms specifically equipped for other sports than tennis, squash, skittles, bowling, table-tennis or billiards.
Tennis courts
Squash courts
Skittles and bowling alleys
Table-tennis tables
Billiard tables
Other courts, tables, rooms
Including the number of sports rooms specifically equipped for other sports than tennis, squash, skittles, bowling, table-tennis or billiards.
Outdoor sports facilities
Type of facility and visits
Outdoor sports facilities by type and the total number of visits per week of outdoor sports facilities by people who practise a sport.
Reference week for the visits: a week in September.
Total number of facilities
Visits per week
Total number of visits per week by people who practise a sport.
From 1997 onwards the figures only include facilities operated by
commercial operators.
Football facilities
Tennis facilities
Fac. for one other field game
For instance a facility with only pitches for hockey or only pitches for
korfball.
Fac. for combinations of field games
For instance a facility with pitches for hockey and pitches for football.
Fac. for field games and other sports
For instance a facility with pitches for hockey and a speed skating track.
Fac. for only other outdoor sports
For instance a golf course.
Type of operator
Outdoor sports facilities by type of operator: the local government or a
commercial operator. Shown as a percentage of the total number of
outdoor sports facilities.
Local government
Shown as a percentage of the total number of outdoor sports facilities.
Commercial operator
Single-owner companies, partnership firms, public limited companies,
private companies, foundations and associations.
Shown as a percentage of the total number of outdoor sports facilities.
Pitches, courts, tracks, etc.
The pitches, tracks, courts, etc. on outdoor sports facilities that comply
with competition requirements.
Pitches, tracks, courts, etc. that can only be used for training purposes
are therefore excluded.
Total number of pitches, courts, etc.
Football pitches
Tennis courts
Hockey pitches
Korfball pitches
Handball pitches
Pitches for other field games
For instance pitches for baseball, softball or cricket.
Fields, tracks, etc. for other sports
For instance athletics tracks, golf courses (number of holes), speed
skating tracks and cycling tracks.