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.
30 August 2018
April 2017 to March 2018
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.
The Taking Part Survey provides reliable national estimates of adult engagement with the arts, heritage, museums, archives and libraries, and of barriers to engagement with these sectors. The latest data cover the period April 2017 to March 2018.
The report also looks at some of the other statistics from the Taking Part Survey, including digital engagement with culture, volunteering and charitable giving, First World War Commemorations and TV.
These spreadsheets contain the data and sample sizes to support the material in this release.
The previous adult biannual Taking Part release was published on 6 December 2017 and the previous adult Taking Part annual release was published on 28th September 2017. 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 published on 27 April 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.