Collection

Taking Part

This series brings together all documents relating to Taking Part

The Taking Part survey collects data on many aspects of leisure, culture and sport in England, as well as an in-depth range of socio-demographic information on respondents.

The need for consistent, high quality national data on engagement with culture and sport led to DCMS and 3 partners (Arts Council England, Historic England and Sport England) commissioning the Taking Part survey, the first of its kind to provide data of this quality.

Survey content

The main sectors for which data are gathered in the ‘Taking part’ survey are

  • arts
  • museums and galleries
  • archives
  • libraries
  • heritage
  • sport

For each of these sectors, data about the reasons for participating and not participating, barriers to participation, and the frequently of participation are also collected.

In addition to these sectors, data are also gathered on a variety of other sectors and topics. These include

  • social capital
  • engagement in sectors while growing up
  • volunteering
  • internet/TV/radio use and access
  • 2012 Olympics
  • attitudes to heritage/the arts
  • demographics

Questionnaires

Find all of the questionnaires from the adult and child Taking Part surveys.

Technical reports

Find all of the technical reports for the adult and child Taking Part surveys.

Statistical releases

Statistical releases from the Taking Part survey.

Further research

Some of the research and analysis that has been carried out using Taking Part data.

Documents

  1. Taking Part: information for survey participants

    • 27 February 2013
    • Detailed guide
  2. Taking Part: information for survey users

    • 27 February 2013
    • Detailed guide
  3. Adult questionnaire: Taking Part survey, 2014 to 2015

    • 4 November 2014
    • Research and analysis
  4. Child questionnaire (11 to 15 year olds): Taking Part survey, 2014 to 2015

    • 4 November 2014
    • Research and analysis
  5. Child questionnaire (5 to 10 year olds): Taking Part survey, 2014 to 2015

    • 4 November 2014
    • Research and analysis
  6. Project management and governance: Taking Part survey

    • 1 July 2012
    • Corporate report
  7. 2012 user event: Taking Part survey

    • 28 November 2012
    • Research and analysis
  8. 2011 user event: Taking Part survey

    • 1 August 2011
    • Research and analysis
  9. 2010 user event: Taking Part survey

    • 19 August 2010
    • Research and analysis
  10. Cultural engagement in England on the increase

    • 28 June 2013
    • News story
  11. Rise in number of children playing sport

    • 25 April 2013
    • News story
  12. Sport participation measurement: proposed changes

    • 17 May 2012
    • Consultation outcome
  13. User survey: Taking Part

    • 10 September 2010
    • Research and analysis

Latest publications

  1. Taking Part 2014/15 quarter 3 statistical release

    • 19 March 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Taking Part 2013/14: "Focus On..." reports

    • 17 March 2015
    • Statistics - national statistics