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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of Understanding Society Wave 2 (2010/12) and the Taking Part survey (2010/11)

From: Associations between neighbourhood deprivation and engagement in arts, culture and heritage: evidence from two nationally-representative samples

  Understanding Society Wave 2 (2010/12)
(N = 14,782)
Taking Part (2010/11)
(N = 4575)
  Mean (SD) / % Mean (SD) / %
Arts engagement frequency
 Arts participation1 3.27 (2.11) 3.52 (2.10)
 Cultural attendance1 2.00 (1.54) 2.15 (1.52)
 Museums and heritage sites1 1.67 (1.53) 2.00 (1.51)
Demographic backgrounds
 Age
  Under 35 28.7% 26.6%
  35–54 37.2% 36.2%
  55 or above 34.1% 37.2%
 Gender
  Female 55.9% 56.5%
  Male 44.1% 43.5%
 Ethnicity
  White 77.9% 87.9%
  Asian/Asian British 13.1% 5.88%
  Black/Black British 6.24% 4.28%
  Mixed/other 2.83% 1.97%
 Living alone
  Yes 14.4% 26.8%
  No 85.6% 73.2%
 Partnership status
  Single and never married 21.9% 25.5%
  Married or in cohabitation 63.6% 51.9%
  Separated or divorced or widowed 14.4% 22.6%
 Presence of child (ren) under 16 in the household
  Yes 19.8% 31.7%
  No 80.2% 68.4%
Socio-economic position (SEP)
 Educational levels
  University degree 32.5% 23.4%
  Advanced (higher degree/A-level) 19.3% 30.6%
  GCSE or equivalent 21.6% 21.2%
  Other/no qualification 26.6% 24.8%
 Occupational status
  Managerial/professional 23.6% 21.4%
  Intermediate/small employment/own account 13.3% 12.9%
  lower supervision or lower technician/semi-routine or routine 21.8% 17.5%
  Not working (incl. Unemployed, retired, full-time student, people with long-term health conditions) 41.1% 48.2%
 Annual personal gross income2
  Under £20 k 66.6% 58.1%
  £20-35 k 21.2% 21.6%
  £35 k+ 12.2% 20.2%
 Housing tenure
  House owner 64.7% 61.6%
  Social renter 23.6% 23.7%
  Private renter 11.7% 14.7%
Geographical regions
 Regional locations
  North (North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber) 31.3% 30.6%
  Midlands (East Midlands and West Midlands) 20.5% 19.2%
  South (London, South East, South West and East) 48.2% 50.2%
 Settlement type
  Rural 12.3% 15.8%
  Urban 87.7% 84.2%
  1. Notes: 1A six-point scale, ranging from “not once in the last 12 months”, “once in the last 12 months”, “twice in the last 12 months”, “less often than once a month but at least 3 or 4 times a year”, “less often than once a week but at least once a month” to “at least once a week”. 2For the Taking Part survey, personal income is based on the household member with the highest income