Table 1

Civic, leisure and cultural activities classified in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Civic activitiesCurrent member of a
  • political party;

  • trade union or environmental group;

  • tenants’ or neighbourhood group or neighbourhood watch;

  • church or religious group;

  • charitable association;

And did volunteer work in the past year
Leisure activitiesCurrent membership in a
  • social club;

  • sports club;

  • gym or exercise class;

  • other organisation, club or society

Cultural activitiesIn the past year, attending a
  • cinema;

  • art gallery or museum;

  • theatre, concert or opera performance