Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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Small area estimates have been produced for Sport England’s Active Lives survey results for 2016-17 . 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). Red areas have the highest estimated level of inactivity, green areas have the lowest estimated levels of inactivity. You can view this information in table form on our Active Lives Survey page.

 

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, deprivation and inactivity risk data from the DataHub. The map below shows the Inactivity rate (percentage of the population doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week, excluding gardening). Red areas have the highest estimated level of inactivity, green areas have the lowest estimated levels of inactivity. It is notable that there is significant variation within relatively small areas. To understand how to use this data to target inactive people in your area, please contact Active Sussex on the details at the bottom of this page.

Inactivity at local authority level

For more information please contact:

Henry McLaughlin

Henry McLaughlin

Data Analysis & Services Officer

01273 643838

Henry analyses activity data to provide Active Sussex and partners with the insight needed to help people become more active.