Active People Survey

The Active People Survey (APS) was the survey we used to measure the number of adults taking part in sport across England

Carried out on behalf of Sport England by the leading social research company TNS BMRB, it provided the most comprehensive and authoritative picture of sports participation in England.

The survey monitored the amount of sport people play. As well as overall strategy and insight, this information underpinned performance management of the national governing bodies (NGBs) that we fund. 

Download the full sport-by-sport breakdown

The latest findings, for the year to September 2016, were published in December 2016. These were the last set of results from the Active People Survey before we switch to Active Lives.