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Inactivity Maps

Active Sussex have used the small area estimates published by Sport England to estimate neighbourhood inactivity rates. This allows interventions to be targeted to residents who are most likely to be physically inactive.
Please note, this data has not been updated since the Active Lives release for May 2020-21.

Sussex neighbourhood inactivity estimates

Use this tool and the accompanying user guide to target your physical activity project effectively.

Estimating inactivity at neighbourhood (LSOA) level

Active Sussex have used the small area estimates published by Sport England to estimate inactivity levels at Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) level. LSOAs are neighbourhood-sized areas with around 1,500 people in. To produce these estimates, we used the MSOA small area estimates, and weighted these by disability, age, and deprivation data.

The map below shows the 'Inactivity Rate' (percentage of the population doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week, excluding gardening). Darker shaded areas have the highest estimated level of inactivity, lighter shaded areas have the lowest estimated levels of inactivity. It is notable that there is significant variation within relatively small areas. For detailed estimates please contact Active Sussex using the information at the bottom of this page.

Estimating inactivity at Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) level

Sport England have produced new small area estimates 's Active Lives survey results for 2018-19 . The map below shows the Inactivity rate (percentage of the population doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week, excluding gardening) for MSOAs (middle super output areas). Darker shaded areas have the highest estimated level of inactivity, lighter-shaded areas have the lowest estimated levels of inactivity.

Inactivity at local authority level

Neighbourhood-level deprivation

Deprivation is one of three main variables associated with inactivity. This map shows neighbourhood-level deprivation from the 2019 Index of Multiple Deprivation.

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