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 to 15 years old.
As detailed in the last statistical release and on our consultation pages in March 2013, the responsibility for reporting Official Statistics on adult sport participation now falls entirely with Sport England. Sport participation data are reported on by Sport England in the Active People Survey.
User feedback requested
The current Taking Park contract is due for renewal in March 2015; therefore, we are reviewing the survey to ensure that it meets your user needs. It is important that we get feedback on current use, together with suggestions for improvement and alternative data sources. We are also looking at updating collection methods to provide the best value for money in meeting your data needs. We would appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete a short questionnaire on how you have used the survey results by following this link:
3rd July 2014
April 2013 to March 2014
National and regional level data for England.
Next release date:
An annual child release covering April 2013 to March 2014 is scheduled for Autumn 2014.
The latest data from the 2013/14 Taking Part survey provides reliable national estimates of adult engagement with archives, arts, heritage, libraries and museums & galleries.
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.
These spread sheets contain the data and sample sizes to support the material in this release.
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.
The previous adult Taking Part release was published on 27th March 2014. It also provides spread sheets containing the data and sample sizes for each sector included in the survey.
The document above 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. The Authority 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 3rd July 2014. 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 Jodie Hargreaves (020 7211 6327), or Sam Tuckett (020 7211 2382). For any queries please contact them or the Taking Part team at firstname.lastname@example.org.