Percentage of the population participating in community recreational activities, by age group and minor administrative division.


Ratio between: (i) numerator: Population that participated in community recreational activities at least once in the last month, and (ii) denominator: total population.


The sources for this indicator are household surveys, which ask about participation. Administrative records of municipalities can also be used, since several of these community recreational activities relate to local government, such as activities carried out for older adults, adults and youth in sports clubs, among others. It is important to set a reference period; the surveys usually ask whether the respondent participated at least once in the last month.

Although the indicator only refers to age as a disaggregation, it is also recommended to include a gender breakdown.

Priority Measures

A.1 - Eradicate poverty

Reinforce the public policies and actions needed to eradicate poverty and break the cycles of exclusion and inequality as a condition for achieving development in the region.

A.2 - Human rights, gender and interculturality

Apply a human rights approach with a gender and intercultural perspective in addressing population and development issues, and step up efforts to recognize, promote and uphold relevant goals in order to eliminate inequalities and foster social inclusion.

B.17 - Reliable statistical data

Guarantee also reliable statistical data, disaggregated by sex, age, migration status, race and ethnicity, cultural variables and geographical location, with regard to education, health, in particular sexual health and reproductive health, employment and the participation of adolescents and young people.

C.28 - Dignified old age

Foster policies to encourage individuals to save during their active, productive life so that in the long run they can enjoy a decent old age.

E.61 - Domestic work

Ensure the sharing of responsibility between the State, the private sector, the community, families, women and men for unpaid domestic and care work, incorporating care into social protection systems through allowances, services and benefits that maximize women’s autonomy and guarantee their rights, dignity, well-being and enjoyment of free time.

G.76 - Territorial management

Develop more closely coordinated, integrated and cohesive territories by designing and executing territorial and urban management plans, policies and instruments, administered in a participatory manner and based on a people-centred approach with a gender and human rights perspective and a vision of sustainability and environmental risk management.

G.79 - Territory and coexistence

Design programmes to promote peaceful coexistence, continuing education, creative leisure pursuits, mental health and citizen security for the population in their territories in order to prevent the current social problems associated with issues such as poverty, social exclusion, the abusive use and trafficking of drugs, and gender-based violence.
G. Territory and internal migration