Skip to main content

Sports: Public Participation

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his estimate is of the number of adults who participated in moderate intensity sport at least three times a week in each of the last five years. (240333)

The Taking Part Survey provides annual estimates of the number of adults in England who participate in moderate intensity sport (including recreational cycling and walking) at least three times a week. The survey began in 2005 and comparable data are therefore not available before this point.

Percentage

Estimated number

2005-06

20.9 (+/- 0.6)

7,952,000

2006-07

21.5 (+/-0.7)

8,429,000

2007-081

21.6 (+/-0.9)

8,493,000

1 This figure is based on interim six-month data, as final estimates from the 2007-08 survey have not yet been published.