Children's engagement in the arts in England 2008-2020, by age

Share of children who engaged in the arts in the last year in England from 2008/09 to 2019/20, by age

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Release date

September 2020


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2008/09 to 2019/20*

Number of respondents


Age group

5-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

2019/20 survey: 5-10 year olds: n= 834; 10-15 year olds: n=620; 2018/19 survey: 5-10 year olds: n= 999; 10-15 year olds: n=645; 2017/18 survey: 5-10 year olds: n= 909; 10-15 year olds: n=671;2016/17 survey: 5-10 year olds: n= 967; 10-15 year olds: n=638.
2015/16 survey conducted between April 2015 and March 2016: n= 1096 5-10 year olds, n=684 11-15 year olds.
2014/15 survey: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,104; 10-15 year olds: n=721.
2013/14 survey: 5-10 year olds: n= 1233; 10-15 year olds n=786.
2012/13: 5-10 year olds: n= 1136; 10-15 year olds n=801.
2011/12: 5-10 year olds: n= 1040; 10-15 year olds n=771.
2010/11: 5-10 year olds: n= 1590; 10-15 year olds n=1116.
2009/10: 5-10 year olds: n= 1809; 10-15 year olds n=1350.
2008/09: 5-10 year olds: n= 1476; 10-15 year olds n=1146.

** Survey periods run April to March.

The source provides the following additional information: 'Data for 5-10 year olds relates to out of school activities only. Data for 11-15 years olds relates to activities undertaken both in and out of school.'
This statistic using original data from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and includes copyright material licensed under © Crown, the Open Government License v3.0

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