PSA21: Indicator 6 – Final baseline results from the 2008/09 Taking Part survey
The latest national statistics on PSA21 produced by DCMS were released on 13 August 2009 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Last release date
13 August 2009
April 2008 to April 2009
Next release date
Interim progress against this baseline will be assessed in summer 2010
Public Service Agreement 21: Indicator 6
PSA21, “Build more cohesive empowered and active communities”, was agreed as part of the 2008-11 spending period and is led by Communities and Local Government. The PSA is made up of six indicators, and DCMS leads on Indicator 6. The aim of Indicator 6 is to increase the percentage of adults (aged 16 and over) who participate in culture or sport. Participation is defined as taking part in two or more different cultural or sport sectors at the required frequency of participation.
This report presents final baselines using Taking Part data collected during 2008/09. The data show that 65.9 per cent of adults had participated in two or more different cultural or sport sectors during the past 12 months.
Performance assessment will be measured using the level of change recorded by the Taking Part survey. The target for Indicator 6 is a statistically significant improvement in participation. The minimum movement required for the survey to record a statistically significant increase in participation is 2 percentage points.
Interim progress will be assessed in summer 2010 with the final assessment published in summer 2011.
The report sets out a final baseline estimate for the overall indicator, presents results for each sector in turn, and the sector contributions to the target. Supplementary information then provides participation data for the overall indicator by key population sub-groups and with respect to indicators for social cohesion.
The accompanying Technical Note sets out how DCMS will measure progress towards PSA21: Indicator 6. It includes details on the scope, measurement and reporting of the target, and full definitions of participation for each sector.
The document below contains a list of Ministers and Officials who have received privileged early access to this release of Taking Part survey data. In line with best practice, the list has been kept to a minimum and those given access for briefing purposes had a maximum of 24 hours.
Taking Part Survey
These documents are available online in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
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