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 children aged 5-15 years old. This latest releases presents rolling estimates incorporating data from the third quarter of year seven of the survey.
29 March 2012
January 2011 - December 2011
National and Regional level data for England.
Next release date:
A release of rolling annual estimates for adults, including the fourth quarter of the 2011/12 survey year, is scheduled for the end of June 2012.
The latest data from the 2011/12 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 2010/2011 and data from quarter 1 and quarter 2 releases of data from earlier in 2011/12 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 3: Statistical Release (PDF 468kb)
- Taking Part 2011/12 Quarter 3: Statistical Release (Word 1mb)
- Taking Part 2011/12 Quarter 3: Dashboard (PDF 166kb)
These spreadsheets contain the data and sample sizes to support the material in this release:
- Archives (Excel 89kb)
- Arts (Excel 80kb)
- Cycling and swimming proficiency (Excel 71kb)
- Digital participation (Excel 75kb)
- Heritage (Excel 78kb)
- Libraries (Excel 71kb)
- Museums and Galleries (Excel 74kb)
- Olympics (Excel 87kb)
- Sports (Excel 73kb)
Big Society (Excel 196kb)
The previous Taking Part release was published on 21 December 2011 and can be found online. It also provides spreadsheets containing the data and sample sizes for each sector included in the survey.
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.
- Pre-release access (PDF 63kb)
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 29 March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.