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Leisure: look who’s tuned in

Canada Day Special 2010


 

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Quebecers spend less time on the Web than the rest of us, but are more apt to watch TV—supporting a homegrown star system that has long been the envy of English Canada.

Canada Day Special

HIGHEST
LOWEST
Physical activity reported by % of population
B.C.: 60.3% Newfoundland: 41.7%
Do you spend 10 or more hours a week online at home?
Ontario: 30.8% Quebec: 24.5%
Watching TV daily
Quebec: 40% Atlantic Canada: 31%
Alcohol expenditures per capita
Newfoundland: $865.10 Manitoba: $627.50
Volunteering annual hours
Nova Scotia: 183 Saskatchewan and P.E.I.: 147
Sources: Physical activity (ages 12+, 2008), alcohol (annual amount, 2009): StatsCan; Online (aged 16+, 2009): StatsCan’s Canadian Internet Use Survey; volunteering (average hours for ages 15+, 2007): StatsCan’s Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating; TV watching (average daily audience aged 2+ between Sept. 21, 2009-June 13, 2010 watching from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., as a per cent of population): BBM Canada via CTV

The full province-by-province breakdown:

Physical activity (reported by % of population)
B.C.
60.3%
Alberta
56.5%
Manitoba
53.0%
P.E.I.
52.4%
Saskatchewan
51.9%
Nova Scotia
51.8%
Ontario
50.7%
Quebec
50.0%
New Brunswick
49.3%
Newfoundland and Labrador
47.1%
Do you spend 10 or more hours a week online at home?
Newfoundland & Labrador 24.5%
P.E.I. 25.5%
British Columbia 27.4%
Alberta 28.0%
Saskatchewan 28.2%
Manitoba 28.8%
Ontario 29.3%
Quebec 29.8%
New Brunswick 30.6%
Nova Scotia 30.8%
Watching TV daily
Atlantic Canada 31.5%
Manitoba/Saskatchewan 33.4%
B.C. 34.5%
Alberta 36.0%
Ontario 36.5%
Quebec 40.5%
Alcohol expenditures (per capita)
Manitoba $627.50
Ontario $627.70
Saskatchewan $649.30
New Brunswick $656.50
P.E.I. $676.10
Alberta $712.80
Nova Scotia $749.40
Quebec $757.30
B.C. $790.00
Newfoundland and Labrador $865.10
Volunteering (annual hours)
Nova Scotia 183
Newfoundland and Labrador 176
New Brunswick 175
Alberta 172
B.C. 172
Ontario 164
Quebec 162
Manitoba 159
Saskatchewan 147
P.E.I. 147

 
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