New Active Lives Data Published

Active Essex

Sport England published their latest Active Lives Adults report in April 2021, which with five years of data, provides an updated comprehensive overview of adult (age 16+) participation in sport and physical activity in England, covering the Mid-November 2019 to Mid-November 2020 period.

In Essex, 901,000 (60.6%) adults are active, 177,900 (12%) are fairly active, 408,400 (27.5%) are inactive. Activity levels were hit hardest during the initial phase of the pandemic, and the proportion of the population classed as active dropped by 7.1%. Just 52% of the NS -SEC 6 -8 cohort are active, the lowest by far.

The full report and data tables can be found here.