Basketball participation England 2016-2019

Basketball participation is on a slight decline in the given time interval. As of 2019, approximately 280,900 adults play basketball at least twice per month, roughly 45 thousand less than three years ago. Any intensity and duration was considered during the annual survey, conducted by Sport England, the national governing body for sport in England. Children also play less as whole, showing an overall peak in participation back in 2013.

Coaches and club members

The number of basketball coaches in England also found its’ peak in 2013 with 2,805 coaches with some fluctuations, standing at 2,586 in 2018. A similar trend as for the peak in basketball participation can be seen in membership figures for Basketball England, showing a high of 49,588 in 2013, standing at 33,984 in 2018.

Sport participation

sport participation in England, boys tend to be slightly more active than girls in children and of those kids who love playing sports, 35 percent tend to be active across the week while 18.8 percent tend to be active every day.

Number of people participating in basketball in England from 2016 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

November 2016 to May 2019

Number of respondents

177,876 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

base varies

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

At least twice in the last 28 days. Any intensity, any duration.

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