Leading outdoor watersport activities in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2015, by number of participants (in 1,000)

UK: number of outdoor watersport participants 2014-2015, by activity The statistic displays the results of a survey on the leading outdoor watersport activities in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2015, by number of participants. In 2015, it was found that approximately 3.2 million people in the UK participated any boating activity.
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20142015
Any activity13,12712,364
Spending general leisure time at the beach7,2996,393
Outdoor swimming4,5774,278
Coastal walking4,3644,668
Any boating activity3,4593,176
Canoeing1,5281,408
Angling*1,0302,355
Surfboarding711996
Motor boating/ bruising522421
Small sail boat activities518418
Cliff climbing456382
Canal boating393379
Rowing/ sculling392330
Power boating381297
Water skiing and wakeboarding336273
Yacht cruising325253
Leisure sub-aqua diving305350
Using personal watercraft204171
Small sail boat racing197109
Windsurfing194109
Coasteering125101
Yacht racing10694
Kitesurfing9936
20142015
Any activity13,12712,364
Spending general leisure time at the beach7,2996,393
Outdoor swimming4,5774,278
Coastal walking4,3644,668
Any boating activity3,4593,176
Canoeing1,5281,408
Angling*1,0302,355
Surfboarding711996
Motor boating/ bruising522421
Small sail boat activities518418
Cliff climbing456382
Canal boating393379
Rowing/ sculling392330
Power boating381297
Water skiing and wakeboarding336273
Yacht cruising325253
Leisure sub-aqua diving305350
Using personal watercraft204171
Small sail boat racing197109
Windsurfing194109
Coasteering125101
Yacht racing10694
Kitesurfing9936
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The statistic displays the results of a survey on the leading outdoor watersport activities in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2015, by number of participants. In 2015, it was found that approximately 3.2 million people in the UK participated any boating activity.
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Release date
February 2016
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2014 to 2015
Number of respondents
12,739 respondents
Special properties
unweighted base.
Method of interview
Omnibus survey
Supplementary notes
* For 2015, angling was split into the following categories: freshwater angling (335), sea angling (694), sea angling from kayak (72), sea angling from a rental boat (229), sea angling from a charter boat (63), sea angling from rocks (284), sea angling from shore (304) and recreational sea fishing (104). The split for 2014 was unclearified.

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