Engagement in culture, arts and sport by adults in Northern Ireland 2020/21

Date published: 30 September 2021

Headline statistics on engagement in culture, arts and sport: findings from the 2020/21 Continuous Household Survey.

Note: Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, data collection for the 2020/21 survey moved from face-to-face interviewing to telephone mode with a reduction in the number of questions. The results from the CHS 2020/21 are not directly comparable to previous years due to the significant changes to the survey in terms of methodology and content. The output from the survey, in terms of the range and depth of topics covered, has been reduced from that of previous years, with the subsequent capacity for detailed analysis constrained.

Breach of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics

Prior to the publication of ‘Engagement in culture, arts and sport by adults in Northern Ireland 2020/21’ the report was shared in error with officials not on the agreed pre‐release access list, contrary to Practice T3.3 and T3.4.


The bulletin contains headline statistics on the following topics:

  • participation in arts activities and attendance at arts events
  • use of the public library service
  • visited a museum or science centre
  • visited PRONI
  • participation in sport
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