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Sports: Public Participation

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of (a) all adults and (b) each priority group participated in active sport in the last four weeks. (249807)

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 all adults, and those from each priority group, 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

%

+/-

%

+/-

%

+/-

Black and minority ethnic

53.3

2.2

51.9

2.4

52.6

2.3

Limiting disability

32.3

1.3

31.2

1.5

30.1

1.3

Lower socio-economic

43.4

1.1

42.2

1.3

43.8

1.2

Females

47.7

1.0

46.2

1.1

46.1

1.0

All adults

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.