Water sports in the United Kingdom (UK)

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Statista dossier about water sports in the United Kingdom

This dossier presents statistics and facts about water sports in the United Kingdom (UK). The chapter included in this dossier contains statistics and facts about participation rates of water sports, in detail about recreational fishing, boating and swimming. Furthermore included are chapters on regional participation rates, membership figures and public funding of different types of water sports.

Table of contents

  • 1. Participation
    • Watersports activities: participation in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2017

    • UK: number of outdoor watersport participants 2014-2015, by activity

    • UK: distribution of water sports activity events in 2015/17, by area

    • UK: distribution of people participating in water sport activities in 2015, by season

  • 2. Regional participation
    • Angling participation in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by region

    • Water based activities participation in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by region

    • Water skiing & wakeboarding participation in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014, by region

    • Waterskiing participation England 2006-2016

    • Surfboarding participation in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by region

    • Cliff climbing participation in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by region

    • Canoeing participation shares in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014, by region

  • 3. Fishing
    • Children participating in fishing in England 2010-2018

    • England: rod fishing licences sold 2014-2015, by type of licence

    • Number of sales of rod fishing licences sold in England 2016/17, by area

    • Wales: rod fishing licences sold 2014-2015, by type of licence

    • England and Wales: number of net fishing licences from 2008 to 2017

    • England & Wales: type of angling undertaken, by category

    • United Kingdom: monitored water bodies 2013-16, by band classes of fish population

    • United Kingdom: number of water bodies assessed for fish UK 2015, by area

    • UK: sea trout rod catches in Wales 2014, by month

  • 4. Swimming
    • Swimming participation England 2006-2016

    • Children participating in swimming activities in England 2010-2018

    • Outdoor swimming participation in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by region

    • Scotland: swimming participation of adults in the last 4 weeks 2007-2017

    • Scotland: swimming participation by adults in the last 4 weeks in 2017, by age group

    • Ireland: number of irish competitors in Swim Ireland competitions in 2014/2015

    • Ireland: number of individual swims in Swim Ireland competitions in 2014/2015

  • 5. Boating
    • UK: share of people participating in any boating activity 2002-2017

    • UK: share of people who own any boat 2007 to 2017

    • UK: share of people who own a boat 2017 by type

    • Age distribution of when people took up boating in England as of 2016, by region

    • Boating activites: seasonal participation in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • UK: distribution of people participating in boating activities in 2015, by season

    • UK: distribution of lifejacket usage for any boating activity from 2013 to 2017

    • England: share of people who had taken a break from boating 2016, by reason

    • England: share of people who got brought back to boating 2016, by reason

  • 6. Public funding
    • Public funding for Olympic diving in the UK since 2000, by location of games

    • Public funding for Olympic rowing in the UK since 2000, by location of games

    • Public funding for Olympic sailing in the UK since 2000, by location of games

    • Public funding for Olympic swimming in the UK since 2000, by location of games

    • Public funding for aquatics events in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013-2015, by event

    • Public funding for swimming events in the UK 2007-2011

    • UK: Sport England's public funding for British Water Ski and Wakeboard 2013-2017

    • Northern Ireland: public sports funding from 2011 to 2015, by sport

  • 7. Membership
    • United Kingdom: number of Royal Yachting Association (RYA) clubs 2016, by country

    • United Kingdom: number of Royal Yachting Association club members 2016, by country

    • Watersport participants: share of club & association members UK 2014

    • Swimming club membership in England 2007-2016

    • Sailing club membership in England 2007-2016

    • Canoeing and kayaking club membership in England 2007-2016

    • Swim Wales: number of members from 2011 to 2018

    • Scottish Canoe Association: number of members in Scotland 2016-2018, by type

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