Children's (11-15) sports participation in England 2018, by activity

Share of children aged 11 to 15 participating in sports in the last 4 weeks in England in 2017/18, by activity*

by David Lange, last edited Jun 14, 2019
Children's (11-15) sports participation in England 2018, by activity This statistic presents the share of children aged 11 to 15 who recently participated in sports in England, by activity. According to the survey conducted between April 2017 and March 2018, around 44.7 percent of the children had taken part in a football game in the past 4 weeks. Further information about sports in the United Kingdom can also be found in the Dossier: Sport in England - Public funding and participation.
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Share of children aged 11 to 15 participating in sports in the last 4 weeks in England in 2017/18, by activity*

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Share of respondents
Football (include five-a-side) 44.7%
Swimming, diving or lifesaving 30%
Walking or hiking 26.4%
Gym, gymnastics, trampolining or climbing frame 24.4%
Cycling or riding a bike 22.6%
Athletics, track and field events, running races or jumping 21.9%
Basketball 20.9%
Dodgeball 20.5%
Netball 19.3%
Rounders 18.9%
Badminton 17.9%
Cross country, jogging or road running 17.5%
Rugby 14.6%
Table tennis 14.4%
Cricket 12.6%
Tennis 12.5%
Hockey 9.8%
Aerobics, keep fit 7.7%
Snooker7.4%
Martial arts - Judo, Karate, Taekwando and other Martial Arts 7.3%
Volleyball5.1%
Climbing5%
Weight training4.8%
Tenpin bowling 4.4%
Orienteering3.8%
Boxing or wrestling3.8%
Horse riding or pony trekking 3.7%
Golf, putting, pitch and putt 3.6%
Ice skating 3.5%
Rowing or canoeing3.5%
Roller skating/blading or skate boarding 3.3%
Darts3.1%
Baseball2.6%
Angling or fishing 1.9%
Share of respondents
Football (include five-a-side) 44.7%
Swimming, diving or lifesaving 30%
Walking or hiking 26.4%
Gym, gymnastics, trampolining or climbing frame 24.4%
Cycling or riding a bike 22.6%
Athletics, track and field events, running races or jumping 21.9%
Basketball 20.9%
Dodgeball 20.5%
Netball 19.3%
Rounders 18.9%
Badminton 17.9%
Cross country, jogging or road running 17.5%
Rugby 14.6%
Table tennis 14.4%
Cricket 12.6%
Tennis 12.5%
Hockey 9.8%
Aerobics, keep fit 7.7%
Snooker7.4%
Martial arts - Judo, Karate, Taekwando and other Martial Arts 7.3%
Volleyball5.1%
Climbing5%
Weight training4.8%
Tenpin bowling 4.4%
Orienteering3.8%
Boxing or wrestling3.8%
Horse riding or pony trekking 3.7%
Golf, putting, pitch and putt 3.6%
Ice skating 3.5%
Rowing or canoeing3.5%
Roller skating/blading or skate boarding 3.3%
Darts3.1%
Baseball2.6%
Angling or fishing 1.9%
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by David Lange, last edited Jun 14, 2019
This statistic presents the share of children aged 11 to 15 who recently participated in sports in England, by activity. According to the survey conducted between April 2017 and March 2018, around 44.7 percent of the children had taken part in a football game in the past 4 weeks. Further information about sports in the United Kingdom can also be found in the Dossier: Sport in England - Public funding and participation.
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