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Music: Public Participation

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the number of adults who have (a) participated in musical activity and (b) attended a music event in each region in each of the last five years. (294750)

The information is as follows:

(a) Participation: proportion participating in music activities by Government office region (GOR)

Percentage

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

North East

13.0

10.6

10.3

10.3

North West

12.1

11.6

12.3

10.9

Yorkshire and Humberside

13.0

12.4

12.0

11.2

East Midlands

15.5

13.4

13.3

11.5

West Midlands

11.9

13.0

11.9

10.9

East of England

15.6

13.6

16.2

14.7

London

17.6

14.2

15.6

12.8

South East

15.9

15.2

15.1

15.6

South West

15.4

15.2

16.6

14.4

Total

14.7

13.5

14.0

12.8

(b) Attendance: proportion attending music events by GOR

Percentage

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

North East

41.4

42.3

39.0

39.6

North West

41.6

41.9

45.6

44.4

Yorkshire and Humberside

40.3

41.3

43.0

40.5

East Midlands

45.1

43.9

47.3

42.1

West Midlands

42.0

41.2

44.4

40.5

East of England

48.9

51.8

50.6

50.6

London

42.8

39.0

41.6

42.3

South East

50.8

52.4

54.6

51.5

South West

49.0

48.1

49.1

47.0

Total

45.0

45.0

46.8

44.9

Note: Year 1 = 2005-06 Year 2 = 2006-07 Year 3 = 2007-08 Year 4 = 2008-09. Source: Taking Part survey, DCMS.

The Taking Part survey was commissioned by DCMS and partner NDPBs in 2005 as a continuous annual survey. The fourth year of data, 2008-09, was released in August 2009.