The bar chart shows active participation rates in top ten sports in 1998 and 2005
The provided chart illustrates active participation rates in ten sports in Canada in 1998 and 2005. Overall, it is evidence from the chart, that most people participated golf in given years.
As can be seen from the chart, participation rate for golf was more than 20% in 1998 and 2005, which was largest. The percentage of people who took part in an ice hockey was more than 15% in both years. In 1998 participation rate for baseball was about 17%, however, in 2005 this figure dropped twice by nearly 7%. The swimming rate was about 18% in 1998, but it fell down to 10% by the year of 2005.
The participation rate for four sports, namely tennis, cycling, downhill/alpine skiing and voleyball was almost similarly, in 1998 it was less than 10% and in 2005 it went down by more than 5%. The basketball and soccer rates were about 9% in 1998. In 2005 participation rate for basketball decreased slightly to 8%, whereas the soccer rate rose to 10% and it was the only sport which showed an increase.