The Taking Part survey has run since 2005 and is the key evidence source for DCMS.
Taking Part is a household survey in England which looks at participation in the cultural and sport sector. The survey is now in its tenth year and was commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in partnership with Arts Council England, Historic England, and Sport England.
Since Year 8 of the Taking Part survey (2012/13), a longitudinal component has been included in the survey, whereby the same individuals (starting with individuals who participated in Year 7, 2011/12) are re-interviewed annually.
The aim of the longitudinal component is to enable greater understanding of the extent of change over time in participation in and engagement with cultural and sporting activities at the individual level, and pathways in and out of participation and engagement. Over time the longitudinal component will help to build a picture of how changes in circumstances and other life events can help or hinder participation and engagement, and for how long.
23rd July 2015
National and regional level data for England.
This report presents initial findings from the first two waves of the longitudinal survey, covering engagement with the arts, participation in heritage (visiting heritage sites), attending museums and galleries, attending libraries and participation in sport.
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. 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 latest figures in this release are based on data that was first published on 25th June 2015. Details on the pre-release access arrangements for this dataset are available in the accompanying material for the previous release.
The responsible statistician for this release is Jodie Hargreaves. For enquiries on this release, contact Jodie Hargreaves on 020 7211 6327 or Mary Gregory 020 7211 2377.
For any queries contact them or the Taking Part team at firstname.lastname@example.org.