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 and archives as well as digital skills and participation. It carries the National Statistics badge, meaning that it meets the highest standards of statistical quality.
This publication presents provisional estimates of cultural engagement from the Taking Part Survey. The data were collected during interviews conducted between October 2017 and September 2018, and refer to engagement in culture in the 12 months prior to interview.
October 2017 to September 2018
National level data for England
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.
Next release date
The finalised results for the 2018/19 Taking Part Survey will be published in Autumn 2019.
The responsible statistician for this release is Maria Willoughby. For enquiries on this release, contact Maria Willoughby on 020 7211 6771 or by email at email@example.com.