Active Lives has been used throughout this chapter as the measure for physical activity. It is the new measure adopted by Sport England and the Government for several key performance indicators. It now recognises sport, active travel and walking etc, although it does not include some physical activities such as gardening in its overall activity measures.
Despite the physical, mental, social and economic benefits of being active, Sport England’s Active Lives Survey indicates that around 1 in 4 Bexley adults are physically inactive.
|Taken part in sport & physical activity at least twice in the last 28 days||76.2%||77.3%||77.2%|
|*See Glossary for definitions|
|SOURCE: Active Lives Survey data published March 2018. Data period: November 2016 – November 2017|
Previous measure – Sports Participation
The Active People Survey was the previous method used to measure the number of adults taking part in organised sport and activity across England; it collected data over a 10 year period. As indicated by the following graph, marginal gains were made in the percentage of adults taking part over the decade that the survey operated.