National Statistics

Taking Part 2018/19: statistical release

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

Documents

Arts

Heritage

Museums and Galleries

Libraries

Archives

Digital Participation

Internet Use and Social Networking

Volunteering

Charitable Giving

First World War

Pre-release access list

Details

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, libraries, digital and social networking. It carries the National Statistics badge, meaning that it meets the highest standards of statistical quality.

Released

19 September 2019

Period covered

April 2018 to March 2019

Geographic coverage

National and Regional level data for England.

Next release date

2019/20 results due to be published September 2020.

Summary

The Taking Part Survey provides reliable national estimates of adult engagement with the arts, heritage, museums, libraries, digital and social networking and of barriers to engagement. The latest data cover the period April 2018 to March 2019.

Statistical worksheets

These spreadsheets contain the data and sample sizes to support the material in this release. Additional spreadsheets have been included for volunteering, charitable giving and archives.

Previous releases

The previous adult biannual Taking Part release was published on 11 June 2019 and the previous adult Taking Part annual release was published on 30th August 2018. Both releases also provide spreadsheets containing the data and sample sizes for each sector included in the survey.

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 Ed Pyle. For enquiries on this release, contact Ed Pyle on 07557 608174 or Maria Willoughby on 020 7211 6771.

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

Published 19 September 2019