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Sports

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2008, Official Report, column 716W, on sports, how many people each percentage figure in the tables represents. (189976)

Pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2008, Official Report, column 716W, the table shows how many people each percentage figure represents, rounded to the nearest 10,000. The data are taken from the DCMS Taking Part Survey.

The active sport indicator is defined as at least one occasion of participation in an active sport during the past four weeks.

2005-062006-07

Active sport (12 times a year)

Percentage

Thousand

Percentage

Thousand

North East

51.9

1,030

53.9

1,090

North West

49.5

2,640

48.5

2,610

Yorkshire and the Humber

50.3

2,000

52.7

2,130

East Midlands

55.2

1,880

55.7

1,920

West Midlands

50.8

2,130

50.2

2,100

East of England

56.9

2,500

55.4

2,430

London

54.9

3,220

51.9

3,060

South East

57.6

3,760

58.1

3,760

South West

53.8

2,180

54.2

2,210

England

53.7

21,330

58.4

21,310