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Taking Part survey shows sports participation on increase
The latest release from the Taking Part survey, published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) highlights an increase in the numbers of adults doing sport.
The survey showed an increase in the proportion of adults participating in at least one session of 30 minutes of moderate intensity sport in the last week (from 41.2% in 2005/06 to 43.8% in the latest report).
Since 2005/06, adult participation in at least one session of 30 minutes of moderate intensity sport in the last week has increased significantly, particularly for those aged 25-44 years, 45-64 years and the over 75s.
The report also looked at engagement with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 85.6% of adults said they intend to follow the Games, with 24.4% actively getting involved.
Taking Part is a continuous face-to-face survey with adults aged 16 and over living in private households in England. The survey has run since mid-July 2005.
As well as increases in sports participation the survey also showed an increase in people engaging with the arts, museums and heritage sites.
For more information download: Taking Part 2011/12 Quarter 4
- Publication Date:
- 02 July 2012