National Statistics

Taking Part 2017/18: annual child release

The Taking Part Survey has run since 2005 and is the key evidence source for DCMS.

Documents

Taking Part 2017/18: Annual Child Report

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Taking Part 2017/18: Annual Child Report Tables

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Pre-release access list

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About

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.

The Taking Part Survey provides reliable national estimates of engagement with the arts, heritage, museums and libraries. It carries the National Statistics badge, meaning that it meets the highest standards of statistical quality.

Released

30 August 2018

Period covered

April 2017 to March 2018

Geographic coverage

National and Regional level data for England

Next release date

A series of “Taking Part, Focus on…” reports will be published in autumn 2018. Each ‘short story’ in this series will look at a specific topic in more detail, providing more in-depth analysis of the 2017/18 Taking Part data.

Summary

The Taking Part Survey provides reliable national estimates of child engagement with the arts, heritage, museums, archives, libraries and sport.

Statistical worksheets

These spreadsheets contain the data and sample sizes to support the material in this release.

Previous releases

The previous child Taking Part annual release was published on 28 September 2017. A series of short story reports was published on 27 April 2018.

Pre-release access

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. Details on the pre-release access arrangements for this dataset are available in the accompanying material.

The UK Statistics Authority

This release is published in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics (2018), 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 responsible statistician for this release is Alex Björkegren. For enquiries on this release, contact Alex Björkegren on 020 7211 6776 or Maria Willoughby on 020 7211 6771.

For any further queries contact them or the Taking Part team at takingpart@culture.gov.uk.

Published 30 August 2018