Active Lives Data

Sport England's Active Lives Surveys measure the activity levels of people across England.

There are two surveys: Active Lives Adult, which is published twice a year, and the Active Lives Children and Young People, which is published annually.

The two surveys are designed to provide a detailed insight into the current physical activity habits of the nation, as well as shape and unlock investment in physical activity both nationally and locally for years to come.

Raw data can be accessed through the Active Lives Survey online tool.

November 2022 Adult Survey Headlines

  • Nationally, the overall number of people playing sport and getting active has recovered to pre-pandemic levels, after participation fell as a result of the restrictions designed to slow the spread of the virus. ​
  • In Herefordshire and Worcestershire, inactivity rates have decreased by 0.9%, compared with a 1.4% decrease nationally.
  • Redditch continues to have the highest levels of inactivity locally (36.1% or 25,300 people).
  • Malvern Hills and Worcester have seen the greatest improvements in reducing inactivity (-4.6% and -4.5%).

Children & Young People Highlights - Academic Year 21-22

  • National survey findings are promising, showing a return to activity levels seen pre-pandemic.
  • 26.2% children and young people in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are classified as less active. This is a significant improvement of 4.6% since the previous year.
  • However, over half of children and young people (51%) do not meet the Chief Medical Officer guidelines for physical activity of taking part in an average of 60 minutes or more of sport and physical activity a day.

Physical Activity Behaviour Insight Pack

The following insight pack explains our Active Lives physical activity behaviour data between November 20 - November 21. This includes detailed information on our demographic and their activity levels and types during this period.