Share of adult population playing a musical instrument as a free time activity in England in 2014/15, by age

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This statistic shows the share of the population who play a musical instrument as a free time activity in England by age. According to the survey, conducted between April 2014 and March 2015, around 16 percent of 16 to 24 year olds play a musical instrument in their free time.
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Release date
November 2015
Survey time period
April 2014 to March 2015
Number of respondents
Age group
16 years and older
Method of interview
Computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI)
Supplementary notes
* n(16-24)=670; n(25-44)=2658; n(45-64)=3345; n(65-74)=1758; n(75+)=1384.

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