Sports: Public Participation

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 12th September 2014.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the sports participation figures in each sport in each region and constituent part of the UK were in the (a) two years before and (b) two years after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

DCMS is not responsible for, and does not collect data on, sports participation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The data in the table is from Sport England’s Active People Survey which measures the number of people regularly taking part in sport in England.

Further analysis of the data, including a breakdown by sport, can be found here: http://activepeople.sportengland.org/

England

East

East Midlands

London

North West

West Midlands

Yorkshire

South East

North East

South West

2010/11 (APS5)

14,758,900 (34.8%)

1,644,100

(34.7%)

1,227,400

(33.5%)

2,228,000

(35.4%)

1,986,000

(35.2%)

1,440,000

(32.7%)

1,496,400

(34.6%)

2,470,600

(35.7%)

715,000

(33.3%)

1,551,500

(35.7%)

2011/12 (APS6)

15,512,500

(36.0%)

1,709,000

(36.0%)

1,304,200

(35.3%)

2,398,000

(36.5%)

2,066,500

(36.1%)

1,511,200

(33.5%)

1,557,100

(36.3%)

2,622,300

(37.4%)

759,800

(35.6%)

1,584,400

(36.2%)

2012/13 (APS7)

15,462,600

(35.7%)

1,678,700

(35.1%)

1,263,100

(33.9%)

2,466,200

(37.2%)

2,055,800

(35.8%)

1,512,400

(33.3%)

1,560,200

(36.2%)

2,609,200

(37.0%)

742,20

(34.7%)

1,574,800

(35.8%)

2013/14 (APS8 Q2)

15,643,000

(35.5%)

1,716,600

(35.3%)

1,295,600

(34.2%)

2,497,800

(36.7%)

2,050,600

(35.3%)

1,516,000

(33.0%)

1,535,200

(35.1%)

2,646,300

(36.9%)

745,900

(34.4%)

1,639,100

(36.7%)

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