The Taking Part survey has run since 2005 and is the key evidence source for DCMS.
The Taking Part survey has run since 2005 and is the key evidence source for DCMS. It is a continuous face to face household survey of adults aged 16 and over in England and chidren aged 5-15 years old. This latest releases presents rolling estimates incorporating data from the first quarter of year seven of the survey.
29 September 2011
July 2010 to June 2011
National and Regional level data for England.
Next release date:
Rolling annual estimates for adults, including the second quarter of the 2011/12 survey year, is scheduled for the end of December 2011.
The latest data from the 2010/11 Taking Part survey provides reliable national estimates of adult and child engagement with sport, libraries, the arts, heritage and museums & galleries. This release builds on the first release of data from 2010/11 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.
- Taking Part 2011/12 Quarter 1: Statistical Release (PDF 815kb)
- Taking Part 2011/12 Quarter 1: Statistical Release (Word 646kb)
These spreadsheets contain the data and sample sizes to support the material in this release:
- Archives (Excel 104kb)
- Arts (Excel 72kb)
- Cycling and swimming proficiency (Excel 67kb)
- Digital participation (Excel 85kb)
- Heritage (Excel79 kb)
- Libraries (Excel 70kb)
- Museums and galleries (Excel 84kb)
- Olympics (Excel 63kb)
- Sports (Excel 73kb)
- Volunteering (Excel 87kb)
The previous Taking Part release was published on 18 August 2011 and can be found online. It also provides spreadsheets containing the data and sample sizes for each sector included in the survey.
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 30 June 2011. 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 Neil Wilson. For any queries please contact the Taking Part team on 020 7211 6968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.