Department for Culture Media and Sport

taking part

The Taking Part Survey collects data on many aspects of leisure, culture and sport in England, as well as an in-depth range of socio-demographic information on respondents.

The need for consistent, high quality national data on engagement with culture and sport led to DCMS and three partners (Arts Council England, English Heritage and Sport England) commissioning the Taking Part survey, the first of its kind to provide data of this quality.

Latest releases


Upcoming releases

A release of rolling annual estimates for adults, including the second quarter of the 2012/13 survey year, is scheduled for December 2012.

Follow Taking Part

  • Subscribe to the Taking Part newsletter, a summary of each statistical release as published. 
  • Follow Taking Part on twitter using the #takingpart hashtag.

Previous Taking Part newsletters


We are always interested to hear your views on the Taking Part survey. Please contact us by email at