The economic impact of sport is largest in Austria where winter sports play a significant role. Sport contributes 5.63% to Austria's employment and 4.12% to its GDP. The economic impact of sport in Ireland is lower than in most countries (1.68% employment; 1.03% GDP). The relatively small size of the green bubble illustrates the relatively small size of the Irish economy.
Study on the Economic Impact of Sport Through Sport Satellite Accounts was published in 2018 and is based on 2012 data. It is also based on satellite accounts (a situation where the sports components are extracted from the classifications used in the regular System of National Accounts). The study explains the contribution to these sectors to the overall impact of sport. One might be initially surprised to find that the largest contribution comes from the education sector. Sports services is the second largest contributor. These relative contributions are reversed in the case of Ireland.
In Section 2.1, the authors provide an important guide to the interpretation of the multipliers derived using satellite accounts. The authors use the example of sports tourism to illustrate their point. This item will show up in both the sport satellite accounts and the tourism satellite account. They point out that "[a]dding the effects of both satellite accounts would double count sports-related tourism".