Leisure Time and Sport Resources

Questions on Sport and Social Exclusion were asked in the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey in 2013.
Questions relating to sport and community relations were asked in the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey in 2013 and 2014.
Questions on Leisure Time and Sport were asked in the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey in 2009.
Questions on leisure and play were asked of 16 olds in the Young Life and Times Survey in 2007 and 2010.
Questions on sport were asked of Primary 7 children in the Kids' Life and Times Survey in 2010.

ARK Resources

  • Playscapes at 16 (Research Update 71), by Jacqueline O'Loughlin, Brenda Stevenson and Dirk Schubotz, is based on data from the 2010 Young Life and Times Survey.
  • Get up and Go! (Research Update 70), by Katie Liston and Paula Devine, uses data from the 2009 Life and Times Survey.
  • Men and Physical Activity (Men in Northern Ireland, 6), is based on 2009 Life and Times data.
  • Social Activity and Interaction in Northern Ireland (Research Update 10) by Brendan Murtagh is based on 2000 Life and Times data.
  • Data on Leisure Time and Sport for the Republic of Ireland and for Britain (fielded in 2007) are available on Surveys Online (SOL).



  • Sport Northern Ireland is the lead agency for developing sport in Northern Ireland.
  • The Public Health Agency website includes publications relating to physical activity.
  • The Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute within the University of Ulster Sports Academy carries out research on physical activity and health, social science and sport, and sports science.
  • The European Union (EU) is actively aiming to promote sport and physical activity at the policy level to improve health and physical wellbeing, to boost social cohesion and for its educational value. In 2009, the Eurobarometer survey focused on physical activity and sport across the 27 EU countries.


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