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Departmental Surveys

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of people responding to his Department's Taking Part survey said that they had participated in an active sport during the preceding four weeks in each year since 2005. (249356)

The ‘Taking Part’ survey is a continuous household survey providing national data on participation in culture, leisure and sport by adults aged 16 and over.

The following table shows the percentage of adults who participated in an active sport in the four weeks prior to interview.

Participation in active sport in past four weeks

Percentage

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

%

+/-

%

+/-

%

+/-

Adults (16 and over)

53.7

0.8

53.4

0.9

53.6

0.8

This information has been extracted from the report published in December 2008, ‘Final assessment of progress on PSA3’. The full report is available at

<http://www.culture.gov.uk/reference_library/publications/5653.aspx>