Outline of the Sixth Longitudinal Survey of Babies in 21st Century

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Japanese

(3) Lessons

Over 50% of children went for lessons.

The most popular lessons were “swimming” among boys and “music” (piano, etc.) among girls.

56.6% of children went for lessons, 35.8% of whom had continued taking lessons from the time of the 5th survey (Figure 7).

Concerning the breakdown of the lessons by sex (multiple answers), the most popular lessons were “swimming”, accounting for 23.0%, among boys and “music” (piano, etc.), accounting for 24.9%, among girls (Figure 8).

Figure 7 Changes in the status of taking lessons

Figure 7  Changes in the status of taking lessons
Note: The figures are based on the total number of responses to “lessons” in the 5th and 6th surveys (total number of
replies: 36,926).

Figure 8 Breakdown of the lessons by sex (multiple answers)

Figure 8  Breakdown of the lessons by sex (multiple answers)
Note: The figures are based on the total number of responses in the 6th survey (total number of replies:
38,535 (boys: 20,013, girls: 18,522)).

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