Local area statistics on sports and cultural participation produced by Sport England and DCMS.
These figures were released on 16 December 2010 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
16 December 2010
October 2008 to October 2010
Local Authority level data
Previous release date
17 June 2010
The previous release can be found on the DCMS website.
Next release date
June 2011 - Interim data will be published for local area statistics of adult sport and active recreation participation
- Local area statistics on participation in sport and culture
- Participation in sport and active recreation
- Use of public libraries
- Visits to museums and galleries
- Engagement in the arts
This report presents local area statistics on participation in sport and active recreation, libraries, museums/galleries and the arts, using results from Sport England’s Active People Survey (APS) 4. Data published for County Councils and those authorities that have boosted samples will be based on Active People Survey data from October 2009 to October 2010. For the other authorities, the statistics are based on the 24 month period October 2008 to October 2010 giving a sample size of 1000.
The report is accompanied by a workbook containing local area estimates for each sector.
For details on participation in sport and active recreation, please refer to Sport England’s website.
For details on participation in libraries, museums/galleries and the arts, please refer to the baseline report published in December 2008 and the technical notes on the DCMS website.
- Local area statistics on adult sport and cultural participation (PDF 53kb)
- Local area statistics on adult sport and cultural participation (RTF 339kb)
The estimates are available in the Excel workbook.
- Local area statistics for sport and culture: Dataset (XLS 85kb)
- Local area statistics for cultural participation: Dataset (XLS 345kb)
Maps showing cultural and sporting participation
A map is also provided, showing participation across the unitary and district authorities of England
The document below contains a list of DCMS Ministers and Officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Active People survey 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.
- Pre-release access list (PDF 36kb)
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.