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Active Lives Children & Adult Surveys

Sports England have recently published the official statistics for the Active Lives Children Survey.

The report, covering the academic year 2018/19, showed an increase of 3.6% in the number of children in England doing an average of 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day.

That means that 46.8% of the nation’s children and young people are meeting the recommended level, with the increase driven by more out of school activity – including increases in active play, team sports and walking.

They found that children who are Disabled are more likely to be less active, however there has been a decrease in those who are less active compared to 12 months ago. They are also less likely to report they enjoy taking part, less likely to feel confident when taking part and less likely to understand why taking part is good for them. There isn’t much difference in response to them feeling competent to take part compared to children who are not Disabled.

To read the rest of the report, click here.


The Adult’s Active Live’s Survey was published in October 2019. They found that inactivity is more common for Disabled people or those with a long term health condition (41%) than those without (20%). However, they found that there has been an increase in the proportion of Disabled adults or those with a long term health condition who are active (+2.1%) and and a decrease in those who are inactive (-1.4%) compared to 12 months ago.

Click here to read the Active Lives Adult Survey.