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.
19th March 2015
January 2014 to December 2014
National and regional level data for England.
Next release date:
A release of rolling annual estimates for adults is scheduled for June 2015.
The latest data from the 2014/15 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 quarterly Taking Part release was published on 9th December 2014 and the previous child Taking Part release was published on 18th September 2014. Both releases also provide spread sheets containing the data and sample sizes for each sector included in the survey. A series of short reports relating to the 2013/14 annual adult data were also released on 17th March 2015.
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 19th March 2015. 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. For enquiries on this release, contact Jodie Hargreaves on 020 7211 6327 or Maddy May 020 7211 2281.
For any queries contact them or the Taking Part team at firstname.lastname@example.org.