Statistical data set

Ad hoc statistical analysis: January 2020

A list of additional ad-hoc analyses not included in any of our standard publications.

This page lists ad-hoc statistics released January 2020. These are additional analyses not included in any of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s standard publications for Taking Part.

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Adult (aged 16+) attendance at a live sporting event by disability, England, 2017/18 and 2018/19

These data show the percentage of people who attended live sporting events within the last 12 months in England in 2017/18 and 2018/19. Estimates are broken down by the presence or absence of a long standing illness or disability.

In 2017/18, 29% of people with a long standing illness or disability reported attending a live sporting event in the last 12 months, compared to 42% of those without a long standing illness or disability. The overall rate was 38%.

In 2018/19, 28% of people with a long standing illness or disability reported attending a live sporting event in the last 12 months, compared to 38% of those without a long standing illness or disability. The overall rate was 35%.

The data tables include the upper and lower bound estimates.

Adult (aged 16+) participation in gardening in North West England, 2017/18 - 2018/19, with demographic and area-level breakdowns

These data show the percentage of people who reported gardening as a free time activity in the North West of England in 2017/18 and 2018/19. This was 49% for 2017/18 and 47% for 2018/19.

Demographic breakdowns show that: those aged 16-24 participated less than older age groups in both 2017/18 and 2018/19, those in the upper socio-economic group participated more than the lower socio-economic group in 2017/18, and homeowners participated more than those in the social and private rented sectors in both 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Differences in income and index of multiple deprivation are also associated with differences in participation in both 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The data tables include the upper and lower bound estimates.

Proportion of adults aged (16+) who have attended specific arts activities within the last 12 months, England, 2016/17-2018/19

These data show the proportion of people who attended specific arts activities in the last 12 months in England from 2016/17 to 2018/19. Attendance at play/drama events has remained at around 22% each year. Pantomime attendance has been consistent at around 13% each year. Attendance of musicals has remained around 20-22% each year.

Ballet attendance has remained at approximately 4-5% each year. Attendance at opera or operetta events has remained around 4% each year. Contemporary dance attendance has remained around 3% each year.

The data tables include the upper and lower bound estimates.

Percentage of 16-24 year olds who engaged in culture at least 3 times in the last 12 months, England, 2008/09 - 2018/19

These data show the percentage of individuals who have engaged in cultural activities at least 3 times in the last 12 months in England from 2008/9 to 2018/19. These include engaging with art, heritage, museums, libraries and archives. Each year, the rate has remained relatively stable at around 80%.

The data tables include the upper and lower bound estimates. Minor changes to the methodology for calculating confidence intervals were made from 2017/18 onwards.

Adult (aged 16+) craft participation by key demographics, area level variables and education, England, 2017/18 and 2018/19

These data show the participation of adults in crafts activities in the last 12 months for 2017/18 and 2018/19 with demographic breakdowns. For all respondents, craft participation was 24% and 23% in 2017/18 and 2018/19 respectively. There was lower engagement with crafts for 16-24 year olds compared with the other age groups in 2017/18, higher engagement for women than men in both 2017/18 and 2018/19 and higher engagement among those with a long-term limiting illness in both 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The data tables include the upper and lower bound estimates.

Percentage of children who engaged in arts in the last 12 months, England, 2017/18 and 2018/19

The data show the percentage of children who had engaged in arts in the last 12 months in England in 2017/18 and 2018/19. For both these years, the rate is 96%, and no significant differences were observed between age groups, socio-economic status or in terms of index of multiple deprivation.

The data tables include the upper and lower bound estimates.

Child participation in football by age group and gender, England, 2005/06 - 2018/19

These data show the percentages of children who have played football in the last week and the last four weeks in England for both 2005/06 to 2018/19. In 2018/19, 24% of 5-10 year olds reporting playing football in the last week, and 31% in the last 4 weeks. 30% of 11-15 year olds reported playing football in the last week, and 43% in the last 4 weeks.

For both 5-10 and 11-15 year olds, more boys have played football than girls, both within the last week and within the last four weeks across all years.

The data tables include the upper and lower bound estimates.

Percentage of adults (16+) who have attended carnivals and culturally specific festivals, England, 2014/15 - 2018/19

These data show the percentage of adults who have participated in, or attended carnivals, and have attended culturally specific festivals in the last 12 months in England, for 2014/15 to 2018/19.

For each year, around 1-2% of adults had participated in a carnival in the last 12 months and 10-11% had attended carnivals in the last 12 months. There were some small differences based on region within England.

In the years 2014/15 to 2016/17, around 4% of adults attended culturally specific festivals. The survey question was altered from 2017/18 to give different examples of festivals and, from 2017/18 to 2018/19, around 6-7% of adults attended culturally specific festivals. There were some small differences in attendance based on region.

The data tables include the upper and lower bound estimates.

Published 29 January 2020