Taking Part: statistical releases

This series brings together all statistical releases from the Taking Part Survey

A list of additional ad-hoc analyses not included in any of our standard publications can be found here

Other documents related to Taking Part can be found on our main page

Request for feedback - Taking Part survey

As Taking Part enters its 16th year, DCMS are reviewing the survey to determine whether it continues to effectively and efficiently meet today’s evidence needs. We invite views regarding:

  • the evidence needs the Taking Part survey is currently addressing for you/your organisation
  • the key evidence needs you feel the survey is not currently addressing
  • the impact on your evidence needs if the survey is changed or discontinued

We encourage you to respond to this consultation by completing a survey which can be accessed here.

We will be keeping this statistical consultation open for an extended period of time. This consultation will now close on 1st June 2020 at 10am, however, this date remains subject to change

The consultation on removing questions from the Taking Part Survey ran from November to December 2019. We have published a response here.

Taking Part Adult Statistical Releases

Taking Part Child Statistical Releases

Taking Part Focus Reports

Taking Part Longitudinal Reports

Taking Part Data Analysis Tools

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published a set of online data analysis tools. These tools are designed to make data from the Taking Part survey more accessible, allowing you to produce bespoke tables and explore the survey.


Taking Part: Engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Published 26 September 2013
Last updated 16 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added the latest findings from the 2019/20 Taking Part Survey

  2. Extension of consultation period

  3. Addition of consultation for Taking Part survey review

  4. Addition of link to consultation response for the Taking Part survey

  5. Close of consultation for removing questions from Taking Part

  6. We have added a new Taking Part focus report covering free time activities.

  7. 26 April 2018 New Taking Part focus reports published on 26th April 2018

  8. New provisional statistics from Taking Part interviews conducted between April and September 2017.

  9. New Taking Part focus reports published on 31st October 2017

  10. First published.