National Statistics

Taking Part 2006/07: annual adult release

Data from 2006/07 of the Taking Part survey produced by DCMS were released on 21 August 2008

Documents

Annual data 2006/07 – summary report

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Annual data 2006/07 – summary report

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Archive workbook

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Arts opportunities workbook

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Historic environment workbook

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Museums and galleries workbook

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Libraries workbook

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Sport workbook

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Detail

Data from 2006/07 of the Taking Part survey produced by DCMS were released on 21 August 2008 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

Last release date:
21 August 2008

Period covered:
July 2006 to July 2007

Geographic coverage:
England

Next release date:
The final report on PSA3, with complete estimates from year three, will be released December 2008


The Taking Part survey collects data about engagement and non-engagement in culture, leisure and sport.

In 2006/07, the second year of the survey, 24,174 interviews were conducted with adults aged 16 and over. The summary report presents selected findings from each cultural and sporting sector in turn, including the overall engagement rate, variations by population sub-groups and reasons for non-engagement. It then looks at other factors including volunteering and internet use.

The data are contained in the accompanying workbooks, which compare findings from 2005/06 and 2006/07. The data from the two survey years are broadly similar. For that reason, the workbooks are intended to update key data from the main cultural and sports sectors, and highlight any significant year-on-year changes. For more detailed analysis, such as significant within-group differences and engagement with other DCMS sectors, please refer to the 2005/06 Taking Part annual report.

Key findings:

  • Overall, adult engagement with culture and sport remained broadly consistent between 2005/06 and 2006/07.
  • There were, however, two statistically significant changes in the topline engagement rates. These were decreases in both library and archive attendance.

Link to report:
Annual data 2006/07 - summary report PDF (117kb)
Annual data 2006/07 - summary report RTF (443kb)

Workbooks:
Accompanying workbooks are MS Excel. The MS Excel files are under 175kb except where specified. The workbooks will open in a new window.

Pre-release access:
The report and workbooks form a compilation of previously released data. Access was given to those preparing the data, and the release has adhered to UK Statistics Authority best practice for releasing data.

Related Information: Taking Part Survey