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Arts

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, columns 313-4W, on the arts, how many people each percentage figure in the tables represents. (189972)

[pursuant to the reply, 18 February 2008, Official Report, c. 313-4W]: The tables previously supplied are repeated with additional information relating to population. The tables show the percentage of people from our priority groups and the population as a whole who did not attend or participate in the arts during the 12 months prior to interview. Population figures have been rounded to the nearest 10,000.

Arts non-participation

2005-06

2006-07

Priority group

Percentage

Thousand

Percentage

Thousand

Black and minority ethnic

54

2,110

54

2,110

Limiting disability

53

4,570

53

4,510

Lower socio-economic

58

9,150

59

9,380

All adults

47

18,500

48

19,020

Arts non-attendance

2005-06

2006-07

Priority group

Percentage

Thousand

Percentage

Thousand

Black and minority

41

1,610

43

1,700

Limiting disability

46

3,920

46

3,870

Lower socio-economic

48

7,500

48

7,670

All adults

34

13,290

34

13,400

Using the latest data available, the following tables show the percentage of people from our priority groups and the population as a whole who currently did attend and participate in the arts in the 12 months prior to interview. Again, these are the tables previously supplied but with additional information relating to population.

Arts participation

2006-07

Priority group

Percentage

Thousand

Black and minority ethnic

46

1,830

Limiting disability

47

3,980

Lower socio-economic

41

6,550

All adults

52

20,880

Arts attendance

2006-07

Priority group

Percentage

Thousand

Black and minority ethnic

57

2,230

Limiting disability

54

4,610

Lower socio-economic

52

8,270

All adults

66

26,500

All data are taken from the DCMS ‘Taking Part’ survey, which provides national data on participation in arts activities and attendance at arts events by adults aged 16 and over.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, columns 314-5W, on the arts, how many people each percentage figure in the tables represents. (189973)

[pursuant to the reply, 18 February 2008, Official Report, c. 313-5W: The tables previously supplied are repeated with additional information relating to population.

The tables show the percentage of people from our priority groups and the population as a whole who attended and participated in the arts at least twice during the 12 months prior to interview. This relates to the frequency of engagement rather than the number of activities attended/participated in. Population figures have been rounded to the nearest 10,000.

Arts participation

2005-061

2006-07

Priority group

Percentage

Thousand

Percentage

Thousand

Black and minority ethnic

42

1,560

39

1,520

Limiting disability

40

3,460

40

3,430

Lower socio-economic

36

5,630

35

5,570

All adults

46

18,360

45

17,790

Arts attendance

2005-061

2006-07

Priority group

Percentage

Thousand

Percentage

Thousand

Black and minority ethnic

41

1,530

39

1,540

Limiting disability

39

3,320

38

3,240

Lower socio-economic

34

5,220

33

5,200

All adults

50

19,930

49

19,520

1 Data are available for six months only in 2005-06 due to a change in question wording. Population figures (thousand) have been scaled up to represent the full year.

All data are taken from the DCMS ‘Taking Part’ survey, which provides national data on participation in arts activities and attendance at arts events by adults aged 16 and over.