Friday, 4th October 2013
UK: Taking Part 2013/14 Quarter 1
Source: Department for Culture, Media and Sport via GOV.UK
From Key Findings:
Taking Part is a household survey in England. It looks at participation in the cultural sectors. This report presents the latest headline estimates for the year July 2012 to June 2013. The survey has run for eight years and is used widely by policy officials, academics and charities to measure participation in the cultural sectors....
Nearly three quarters (72%) of adults visited a heritage site in the last year. This represents a significant increase of 3 percentage points since the survey began in 2005/06 but a significant decrease since 2011/12 (74%).
Over July 2012 – June 2013, the majority of adults (53%) had visited a museum or gallery in the last year. This was higher than in any survey year between 2005/06 and 2011/12.
The proportion of adults who had visited a museum or gallery in the 12 months prior to being interviewed has significantly increased since 2005/06 (from 42% to 53%). This has been an upward trend since 2008/09.
36 per cent of adults had used a library in the 12 months prior to being interviewed, a significant decrease from 48 per cent in 2005/06 and 39 per cent in 2011/12.
78 per cent of adults had attended or participated in the arts in the previous year, a significant increase since 2005/06 (76%) and 2010/11 (76%).
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