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Tuesday, 18th June 2013

UK: Active People Survey 7

Source: Sport England

From Sport participation factsheet: summary of results for England:

There has been steady acceleration in people playing sport during 2012 (an increase of 750,000 from October 2011 to October 2012) and the bulk of this growth has been retained (although 220,000 below October 2012, the latest result remains 530,000 above October 2011).

During the period April 2012 to April 2013, 15.3 million people (35.2%) played sport at least once a week. The latest result represents a 1.4 million increase on 2005/06 (APS1.

Compared with October 2011 (APS5), the period just before the Olympic year and the start of the new strategy for sport, there are now over 530,000 more people playing sport regularly.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

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