Summer holidays and leisure activities - West Sussex residents

Closed 14 Jul 2019

Opened 20 Jun 2019

Feedback Updated 4 Mar 2020

We Asked

We asked respondents to tell us about their plans for holidays, short breaks and days out over the summer months in 2019. We wanted to know if residents were planning to travel broad, to holiday in the UK or to if they planned a staycation’. 

We particularly wanted to understand our residents' views on the tourist attractions and leisure activities available in West Sussex, and whether or not residents felt there was enough on offer to meet their needs.   

You Said

426 people took part in this survey. Around 61% of respondents told us they planned to go on holiday during the summer of 2019.  Of those planning a holiday, the majority planned a holiday in the UK (outside of West Sussex), or to travel abroad in Europe.

The survey results indicate that for the majority of those not planning a summer holiday, this was most often because they were planning to go on holiday outside of summer months, or as a result of squeezed finances.

For further details of the survey results, please click on the link  provided below to the Summer Holidays and Leisure Activities  report (PDF. document).

We Did

The data from this survey was anonymised and passed onto the West Sussex County Council 'Economy Team' to share with our leisure and tourism partners.  This information will be used to help inform them about the behaviour of local people regarding leisure and tourism, and to help with thier future planning.

Results Updated 4 Mar 2020

A Pdf. report of the quantitative results for the 'Summer Holidays and Leisure Activities- West Sussex residents' is provided below.



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Are you spending the summer holidays exploring everything West Sussex has to offer? Or are you heading for more exotic locations? Or a bit of both!

Tourism and leisure is a major industry in West Sussex, providing over 48,000 valuable jobs and contributing close to one billion pounds to the local economy.

West Sussex County Council works closely with businesses and partner organisations to support the industry and provide the right conditions for tourism to thrive. 

With the summer holidays just around the corner we’re keen to seek views from local residents about their plans for holidays, short breaks and days out over the summer months. We’d like to know if you’re travelling abroad, holidaying in the UK or planning a ‘staycation’.

We’re particularly keen to hear your thoughts on tourist attractions and leisure activities in West Sussex and if there’s enough on offer to meet your needs.   

Why We Are Consulting

Your views will help us provide valuable insight to the local tourism and leisure sector to help develop and improve their products and services.

If you would like this information in an alternative format, please contact us via email at or telephone us on 0330 222 8972.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone you can contact us on 18001 0330 222 8972. 


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