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Sport England publish Active Lives Research

Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:40

Sport England publish Active Lives Research

This morning Sport England released the first results of the Active Lives survey, their national annual research into physical activity habits and interests. It will serve as an important indicator into the impact of the work of Active Humber going forward.

The survey replaces the previous Active People incarnation, and adds some important new measures such as inactivity, spectating and volunteering.

Key Facts:

  • Around 2000 people will have been surveyed in the Humber (500 per district)
  • Survey will detail sport and physical activity habits of 16+ initially, with the scope of the survey expanding to 5-16 year olds in coming year.
  • Becomes the new baseline against which to measure changes over time

These new results will allow us to understand more about who is inactive and some of the reasons behind this. Results will also inform segmentation tools and insight on our key target groups.

National Headlines:

  • 25.6% of adults are currently inactive (24.5% in The Humber)
  • 60.7% of adults meet the Chief Medical Officer's 150mins per week activity target (64.4% in The Humber)
  • People in the highest socio economic groups tend to be more active than those in the lower groups
  • You're significantly more likely to be inactive if you're over 55 years old
  • 51 per cent of disabled people with three or more impairments are inactive, compared to 21 per cent of people without disabilities

We will analyse the full results over the coming days to identify regional and district level information which will help inform our work going forwards.

For more information see the full report here: https://www.sportengland.org/research/active-lives-survey/

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