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.
31 January 2017
October 2015 to September 2016
National and Regional level data for England
Next release date
A series of “Taking Part, Focus on…” reports will be published in April 2017. Each ‘short story’ in this series will look at a specific topic in more detail, providing more in-depth analysis of the 2016/17 Q2 Taking Part data.
The Taking Part survey provides reliable national estimates of adult engagement with the arts, heritage, museums, archives and libraries. Latest data are from October 2015 to September 2016.
The report also looks at some of the other measures in the survey that provide estimates of charitable giving and digital 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 spreadsheets contain the data and sample sizes to support the material in this release.
The previous adult biannual and annual child Taking Part releases were published on 21 July 2016. Both releases also provide spreadsheets containing the data and sample sizes for each sector included in the survey. A series of short story reports was also released on 26th October 2016.
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 31 January 2017. 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 Olivia Christophersen. For enquiries on this release, contact Olivia on 020 7211 2377.
For any queries contact them or the Taking Part team at email@example.com.