Active Adults Survey

Active Adults logoSport Wales has revealed that Wales is embracing sport like never before as adult participation figures hit record highs.

The Active Adults Survey released today 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 visit. 

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 a copy of the State of the Nation paper.

And read the headlines in our  press release.

Infographics

We have produced a range of infographics to communicate the findings of the survey:

 

We have also developed a number of infographics based on:

 

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