Active Adults Survey
Sport Wales has revealed that Wales is embracing
sport like never before as adult participation figures hit record
The Active Adults Survey shows significant growth in
participation with the numbers of adults taking part in sport three
or more times a week at their highest ever levels.
The figures show a major jump from 29% of the adult population
taking part three or more times a week in 2008 to 39% in 2012 -
that's an amazing 262,000 more people, a 34% increase in the number
of people enjoying the many benefits of sport.
What is the Active Adults Survey?
The Active Adults Survey is a large scale survey
of the adult population in Wales. Adults (defined as aged 15
and above) living in private households in Wales were eligible to
take part in the survey. The survey is done face to face, with an
interviewer visiting the person at their home. Households are
selected at random, and the interviewer randomly selects someone
from the household to take part in the survey, when they
The Sports Council for Wales has commissioned large-scale
population-based surveys of adult participation in sport in Wales
since 1987. This provides the basis from which to
strategically monitor and track trends in sport in Wales, as well
as forming a base from which to shape policy and practice.
You can view the full data tables on our Statistics
pages along with copies of our reports on the
We have produced a range of infographics to communicate the
findings of the survey:
We have also developed a number of infographics based on: