Share of people who participated in outdoors activities during the last 4 weeks in Wales in 2019, by activity and gender
Wales: people participating in outdoors activities 2019, by activity and gender
The most popular outdoor activity in Wales is walking. In 2019, approximately 78 percent of the female and 76 percent of the male respondents in a nationally representative survey advised that they went walking as an outdoors activity at least once in the past four weeks. Second in popularity was visiting children's playground with 27 percent of women and 23 percent of men participating in the activity once monthly.
More information about sport in Wales can be found in the Dossier: Sport in Wales.
Share of people who participated in outdoors activities during the last 4 weeks in Wales in 2019, by activity and gender
FemaleMale
Walking 78%76%
Visiting children's playgrounds / taking children to play area outdoors 27%23%
Running 11%18%
Informal games (e.g. frisbee or golf) 11%17%
Wildlife watching 15%15%
Picnicking (as a significant part of the activity) 16%13%
Road cycling 5%13%
None of these 10%11%
Off-road cycling or mountain biking 2%7%
Swimming outdoors 4%4%
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Wales)

Survey time period

March 2018 to March 2019.

Number of respondents

4,650 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Respondents were asked: "Which of the following activities have you undertaken at least once during visits to the outdoors in the last 4 weeks?"

Wales: people participating in outdoors activities 2019, by activity and gender
The most popular outdoor activity in Wales is walking. In 2019, approximately 78 percent of the female and 76 percent of the male respondents in a nationally representative survey advised that they went walking as an outdoors activity at least once in the past four weeks. Second in popularity was visiting children's playground with 27 percent of women and 23 percent of men participating in the activity once monthly.
More information about sport in Wales can be found in the Dossier: Sport in Wales.
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