The figures, which cover October 2010 to September 2011, also reveal record levels of engagement with the arts and attendance at heritage sites, museums and galleries since Taking Part began.
Taking Part is a continuous annual survey of adults and children living in private households in England. Working with Arts Council England, English Heritage and Sport England, it collects data on participation in leisure, culture and sport in England, as well an in-depth range of socio-demographic information.
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