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Taking Part 2011/12 quarter 4: Statistical release

The Taking Part survey has run since 2005 and is the key evidence source for DCMS.

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Taking Part 2011/12 quarter 4: statistical release

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Taking Part 2011/12 quarter 4: statistical release

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Taking Part 2011/12 quarter 4: dashboard

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Archives

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Arts

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Big Society

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Cycling and swimming proficiency

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Digital participation

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Heritage

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Libraries

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Museums and galleries

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Olympics

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Sports

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Meta data for Taking Part 2011/12 quarter 4

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Pre-release access

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Detail

It is a continuous face to face household survey of adults aged 16 and over in England and children aged 5 to 15 years old. This latest releases presents rolling estimates incorporating data from the fourth quarter of year seven of the survey.

Released

28 June 2012

Period covered

April 2011 to March 2012

Geographic coverage

National and Regional level data for England.

Next release date

The annual taking part survey report for the year 2011 to 2012 is scheduled for release at the end of August 2012.

Summary

The latest data from the 2011 to 2012 Taking Part survey provides reliable national estimates of adult and child engagement with sport, libraries, the arts, heritage and museums and galleries.

This release builds on the data from 2010 to 2011 and data from quarter 1, 2 and 3 releases of data from earlier in 2011 to 2012 to look at a number of areas in depth and present measures that begin to consider broader definitions of participation in our sectors.

The report also looks at some of the other measures in the survey that provide estimates of volunteering and charitable giving and civic engagement.

The Taking Part survey is a continuous annual survey of adults and children living in private households in England, and carries the National Statistics badge, meaning that it meets the highest standards of statistical quality.

Meta-data

The meta-data describe the Taking Part data and provides terms and definitions. This document provides a stand-alone copy of the meta-data which are also included as annexes in the statistical report.  

Previous release

The previous Taking Part release was published on 29 March 2012 and can be found online. It also provides spreadsheets containing the data and sample sizes for each sector included in the survey.

Pre-release access

The document below contains a list of ministers and officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Taking Part data. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum and those given access for briefing purposes had a maximum of 24 hours. 

The UK Statistics Authority

This release is published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (2009), as produced by the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA). The UKSA has the overall objective of promoting and safeguarding the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good. It monitors and reports on all official statistics, and promotes good practice in this area.

The latest figures in this release are based on data that was first published on 28 June 2012. Details on the pre-release access arrangements for this dataset are available in the accompanying material for the previous release.

The responsible statistician for this release is Tom Knight (020 7211 6021) and Penny Allen (020 7211 6106).

For any queries please contact them or the Taking Part team at takingpart@culture.gsi.gov.uk.

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