Measuring Cultural Participation

MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


At a Plenary meeting last year I raised the fact that the Arts Council and DCMS no longer produce participation figures for cultural participation by borough through their Taking Part survey about cultural participation. Is it possible to calculate these by Borough from the London dataset? If so please provide the figures.


Answer for Measuring Cultural Participation

Answer for Measuring Cultural Participation

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Taking Part dataset is inappropriate to analyse at a local authority-level of geography because the number of respondents in each local authority are very small.

Local authority-level data about cultural participation was collected in 2008-10 via the Sport England Active People Survey which can be accessed on  

In addition, local authorities collect their own local-level cultural participation data via local surveys and report to DCLG.