Cultural Heritage

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2008, Official Report, columns 2121-2W, on cultural heritage, how many people each percentage figure represents.

Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism)

Pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2008, Hansard, columns 2121-2W, the table previously supplied is repeated with additional information relating to population.

The table shows the percentage of people from our priority groups and the population as a whole who had made at least one visit to a designated heritage site during the 12 months prior to interview. Population figures have been rounded to the nearest 10,000.

2005-06 2006-07
Priority group Percentage Thousand Percentage Thousand
Black and minority ethnic 50.7 1,980 48.3 1,900
Limiting disability 59.5 5,090 60.2 5,110
Lower socio-economic 57.1 9,000 57.3 9,140
All adults 69.9 27,730 69.3 27,640

All data are taken from the DCMS 'Taking Part' survey, which provides national data on engagement in culture, leisure and sport by adults aged 16 and over.

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