Children participating in athletic sports in England 2010-2018

This statistic illustrates children's participation in athletics, track and field events, running races or jumping in England between 2010/2011 and 2017/18, split by age. Over this period, the share of 11 to 15 year olds participating in athletic sports increased. According to the 2016/17 survey, around 21.9 percent of 11 to 15 year olds interviewed had participated in athletics in the last 4 weeks, compared to 14.3 percent of respondents to the 2010/11 survey.

Share of children participating in athletics, track and field events, running races or jumping in the last 4 weeks in England from 2010 to 2018

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Sources

Release date

August 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2010/11 to 2017/18**

Number of respondents

1,580*

Age group

5-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Previous base:
2017/18: 5-10 year olds n= 909; 10-15 year olds n = 671;
2016/17: 5-10 year olds: n= 967; 10-15 year olds n=638.
2015/16: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,096; 10-15 year olds n=684.
2015/14: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,104; 10-15 year olds n=721.
2013/14: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,233; 10-15 year olds n=786.
2012/13: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,136; 10-15 year olds n=801.
2011/12: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,040; 10-15 year olds n=771.
2010/11: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,590; 10-15 year olds n=1,116.

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."

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