Arts engagement in England 2005-2019, by illness or disability

This statistic depicts the proportion of adults who engaged with the arts in the last year in England, between 2005 and 2019, according to whether or not they had a long-standing illness or disability. Arts engagement refers to attending and/or participating in the arts sector, such as visiting an art gallery or participating in a theatre performance. The gap between the percentage of disabled and non-disabled adults engaging in the arts closed slightly between 2010 and 2014. In 2018/19, 75 percent of ill or disabled respondents said they had taken part in at least one art event or activity in the year prior to the survey compared to 78 percent of those with no illness or disability.

Share of adults who engaged with the arts in the last year in England from 2005/06 to 2018/19*, by illness or disability

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Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2005/06 to 2018/19

Number of respondents

8,161**

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)

Supplementary notes

* Years run April to March.
** Base of most recent survey; n (2017/18) = 7,715; n (2016/17) = 9,352; n (2015/16) =10,171; n (2014/15) = 9,817; n (2013/14) =10,355; n (2012/13) = 9,838; n (2011/12) = 9,188; n (2010/11) = 14,102; n (2009/10) = 6,097; n (2008/09) = 14,452; n (2007/08) = 25,720; n (2006/07) = 24,174; n (2005/06) = 28,117.
Figures exclude those who engaged with the arts for the purposes of paid work or academic study.

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