Leisure time and media

Data on leisure time and media may be important to your business. The following links will therefore provide answers to such questions as:

  • What do Belgians do in their spare time? 
  • What are the trends in tourism and the hotel sector in Belgium? 
  • What percentage of their household budget do Belgians spend on sport and culture?

The “Marché du travail et conditions de vie” (Labour market and living conditions) section of the Directorate-General for Statistics and Economic Information (DGSEI) website also contains statistics on how Belgians use their time (French-Dutch).
In this section, you will find information about the holidays taken by Belgians, based on the annual travel survey, as well as statistics on tourism and the hotel sector, including  data on the number of arrivals and overnight stays in each municipality and the number of establishments and their capacity.

You will find a table of statistics on leisure time (French) in Wallonia on the website of the Walloon Institute for Evaluation, Prospective and Statistics (IWEPS) under “La Wallonie en bref”, sub-section “Sport, culture et loisirs”.

The Brussels-Capital Region website contains statistics on leisure time in the region with respect to (French-Dutch):

The Research Centre of the Flemish Government website contains statistics about the policy areas of sport, culture, tourism and media (Dutch) in Flanders.