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Active People Survey

The number of people in England who regularly take part in sport is rising.

During the year up to October 2015, 15.74 million people aged 16 years and over in England played sport at least once a week. That's an increase of 1.65 million since 2005/6 – the first year of the survey.

The number of people playing sport is tracked continuously through Active People – the largest survey of sport and active recreation ever carried out in Europe.
Since 2005/6, the findings have become a valuable resource for the sports sector. Results are released in June and December each year.

Active People provides information on:

The national picture of who is taking part in sport and how are they participating. This can be broken down by demographics like age, gender ethinicity, as well as by the way people are engaging; for example, participation by volunteering or club membership

The local picture of who plays sport and how. With information about different geographical areas, including local authorities, county sport partnerships and regions.

•A picture of the participation by individual sports; who plays sport and how they participate (involvement in clubs, organised competition and tuition).

Active People 8

We have attached a presentation which goes through the results of Active People 8 both nationally and across Yorkshire

Active People 8 Yorkshire Results

Active People 7

We have attached a document from Sport England including a range of weblinks covering the various results: Web links for Active People 7 data

We have also attached a spreadsheet of Humber results: Local results for Active People 7

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