Children participating in gymnastics in England 2010-2018

In 2018, nearly one quarter of children aged between 11 and 15 years of age in England participated in gym, gymnastics, trampolining or climbing frame at least twice in the four weeks prior to the survey. Among the 5 to 10 year olds this figure reached 19.8 percent.

British Gymnastics is responsible for regulating the sport of gymnastics in the UK.

  During the recent years, the income of British Amateur Gymnastics Association has increased. In 2018, it amounted to 18.64 million British pounds. The association British Amateur Gymnastics Association Group employed 197 people, whereas British Amateur Gymnastics Association Company employed 192 people.

Gymnastics, trampolining and cheerleading comes eight in popularity among adults in England.

  In 2018, there were 474.8 thousand people who participated in gymnastics, trampolining or cheerleading at least twice a month at any intensity for any duration in England. In 2018, the most popular group of sports was running, athletics or multi-sport, followed by team sports with respectively 6.9 and 3.1 million monthly participants.

Share of children participating in gym, gymnastics, trampolining or climbing frame in the last 4 weeks in England from 2010 to 2018

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Release date

August 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2010/11 to 2017/18**

Number of respondents


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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