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Posted: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:00 by Thomas Lawley

October observations

October observations

Adult Active Lives Survey

On 17th October Sport England released their Active Lives Adult Survey May 17/18 report. The national picture shows the highest ever levels of activity have been recorded, with 1 million more people physically active than when the survey began. Based on data gathered from 180,000 respondents (aged 16+) in the 12 months from May 2018 to May 2019, 1,015,700 more people are active compared to when the survey started, in 2015. That takes the total number of active people – those doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week – up to 28.6 million.

The number of inactive people – doing fewer than 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week – is down to 11.2 million, a decrease of 131,700 since 2015 and the lowest figure ever recorded by the survey.

The local picture in regards to Herefordshire and Worcestershire shows a consistency with previous survey releases. Herefordshire and Worcestershire has remained largely the same with the proportion of the population who are active, fairly active and inactive.

The positives to take away from this are; there is no significant increase in people becoming inactive across both counties. A large proportion of both counties are active, with both seeing increases in that area – whilst these aren't significant increases.

Please find the activity stats for Herefordshire and Worcestershire down below.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire AP;

Active: 62.3%, (0.4%+ change in last 12 months – not significant)

Fairly active: 12.9%, (-0.4% change in last 12 months – not significant)

Inactive: 22.9%, (0% change in last 12 months – not significant)

Herefordshire;

Active: 63.2%, (4.2%+ change in last 12 months - no significant change)

Fairly active: 12%, (-3.1% change in last 12 months - no significant change)

Inactive: 24.8%, (-1.1% change in last 12 months - no significant change)

Worcestershire;

Active: 62%, (-0.9% change in last 12 months - no significant change)

Fairly Active: 13.2%, (0.5%+ change in last 12 months - no significant change)

Inactive: 24.8%, (0.4%+ change in last 12 months - no significant change)

Bromsgrove:

Active: 61.8%, (-0.5% change in last 12 months - no significant change)

Fairly active: 14.2%, (3.2%+ change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Inactive: 24%, (-2.6% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Malvern Hills:

Active: 62.8%, (-3.2% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Fairly active: 11.4%, (0% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Inactive: 25.8%, (3.2%+ change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Redditch:

Active: 59.9%, (-0.6% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Fairly active: 13.1%, 0% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Inactive: 27.1%, (3.2%+ change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Worcester:

Active: 64%, (-2.3% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Fairly active: 11.1%, (-1% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Inactive: 24.9%, (3.2%+ change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Wychavon:

Active: 61.8%, (0.2%+ change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Fairly active: 16.1%, (2.4%+ change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Inactive: 22.1%, (-2.6% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Wyre Forest:

Active: 61.4%, (0.3%+ change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Fairly active: 12.3%, (-2.1% change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Inactive: 26.3%, (1.8%+ change in last 12 months – no significant change)

Tags: Active Lives, Herefordshire, Insight, October, Physical Activity, Worcestershire

Tom Lawley

Tom Lawley

Project Officer (Information and Insight)

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  • Monitoring and evaluation
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