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EFDS fact sheet on disabled people's participation in Active People Survey 7

Two weeks ago, the latest Sport England Active People Survey figures were released (APS7 Apr 2012-2013). Sport England included topline statistics regarding the levels of participation for disabled people. To supplement this, EFDS have created a fact sheet, which provides more detail- looking at the level of participation by gender, impairment and age.

The key findings from the fact sheet show when looking at once a week and once a month participation:

  • Although participation for disabled people has remained relatively static over the last year, the significant increase seen since baseline in 2008 has been maintained.
  • However participation levels are still around half the level than for non disabled people
  • Participation among people with sensory impairments is much lower than for other impairments
  • The gap between disabled men’s and disabled women’s participation has continued to narrow as more disabled women take part

To search our vast archive of research in relation to disabled people's participation, visit these website pages.

Contact Emma Spring, Research and Insight Manager to find out more about our own research support.