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.
These two reports present additional analysis of data from the Taking Part adult and child surveys. The reports cover museums and galleries, and trends in diversity.
26 April 2017
April 2005 to March 2016
National and Regional level data for England.
Next release date
A release of annual estimates for adults and children covering the period April 2016 to March 2017 is due to be published in July 2017.
These spreadsheets contain the data and sample sizes to support the material in this release.
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 (UKSA). The UKSA 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 Alison Reynolds. For enquiries on this release, contact Alison Reynolds on 020 7211 6776.
For any other queries regarding Taking Part, contact the Taking Part team at firstname.lastname@example.org.