Water sports in the United Kingdom (UK) - Statistics & Facts

Published by David Lange, Jul 19, 2019

Interesting statistics

In the following 7 chapters, you will quickly find the 45 most important statistics relating to "Water sports in the United Kingdom (UK)".

When it comes to water sport activity events in the UK, the region with the highest proportion of events is the South with 20 percent of any water sport activity event taking place in the South West and 20 percent in the Suth East, followed by Scotland with 11 percent. At least half of recreational boating participation takes place in summer and the share of people participating in any boating activity has fluctuated from 8.2 percent in 2002 to 7.3 percent in 2018, hitting its low in 2010 with only 5.6 percent of the UK population.

Swimming participation has slightly decreased in England to roughly 4.5 million people who go swimming at least twice a month. However, overall in the UK, outdoor swimming participation has gradually increased from 4.2 million people in 2015 to 6.1 million people in 2018, who went swimming outdoors at least once during the year. Other activites such as coastal walking, coasteering or just spending leisure time at the beach have also increased among British, while

Water sports in the United Kingdom (UK)

Dossier on the topic

All important statistics are prepared by our experts – available for direct download as PPT & PDF!

Important key figures

The most important key figures provide you with a compact summary of the topic of "Water sports in the United Kingdom (UK)" and take you straight to the corresponding statistics.


Olympic funding for Tokyo 2020

Club membership

Any more questions?

Any more questions?

Get in touch with us quickly and easily.
We are happy to help!

Get in touch with us quickly and easily.
We are happy to help!

Do you still have questions?

Feel free to contact us anytime using our contact form or visit our FAQ page.