Active Lives Adults Local Picture

Introduction

Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey measures the activity levels of adults ages 16+ in England. Active Lives publishes adult data twice per year, which is available at national, regional, county and local authority level. Here you can see the local picture, with the latest Active Lives data for Kent and the local districts.

What do we mean by physical activity?
‘Active’ means an average of 150 minutes a week.
‘Fairly Active’ means an average of 30-149 minutes a week.
‘Inactive’ means less than an average of 30 minutes a week.

When we say there is a statistically significant change, this means we can be confident that the differences seen in the surveyed respondents are reflective of the population.

National Figures vs Kent & Medway Figures

Adult Activity Levels

61.4%National

61.8%Kent & Medway

Active

11.5%National

11.5%Kent & Medway

Fairly Active

27.2%National

26.7%Kent & Medway

Inactive

Between November 2016 and November 2021 there has been a significant decrease of 0.7% in the number of active adults nationally and a significant increase of 1.7% in the number of inactive adults nationally.

Ashford

Adult Activity Levels 2020-21

61.4%National

60.5%Ashford

Active

11.5%National

13.7%Ashford

Fairly Active

27.2%National

25.8%Ashford

Inactive

Canterbury

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

71.3%2019-20

65.5%2020-21

Active

9.7%2019-20

10.3%2020-21

Fairly Active

19.0%2019-20

23.2%2020-21

Inactive

Dartford

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

59.0%2019-20

57.7%2020-21

Active

14.1%2019-20

12.5%2020-21

Fairly Active

26.9%2019-20

29.8%2020-21

Inactive

Dover

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

62.9%2019-20

62.3%2020-21

Active

12.3%2019-20

9.6%2020-21

Fairly Active

24.8%2019-20

27.1%2020-21

Inactive

Gravesham

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

57.4%2019-20

63.7%2020-21

Active

7.9%2019-20

10.5%2020-21

Fairly Active

34.7%2019-20

25.8%2020-21

Inactive

Between November 2020 and November 2021 there has been a significant decrease of 9% in the number of inactive adults, this means that 7,600 people have now become more active.

Maidstone

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

61.4%2019-20

64.1%2020-21

Active

9.7%2019-20

12.8%2020-21

Fairly Active

28.9%2019-20

22.2%2020-21

Inactive

Medway

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

61.8%2019-20

56.6%2020-21

Active

10.8%2019-20

15.3%2020-21

Fairly Active

27.4%2019-20

28.1%2020-21

Inactive

Sevenoaks

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

62.7%2019-20

62.7%2020-21

Active

11.7%2019-20

9.4%2020-21

Fairly Active

25.6%2019-20

27.9%2020-21

Inactive

Between November 2016 and November 2021 there has been a significant increase of 9.1% in the number of inactive adults, this means that 15,000 people have become inactive.

Folkestone & Hythe

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

59.2%2019-20

59.0%2020-21

Active

12.6%2019-20

13.4%2020-21

Fairly Active

28.2%2019-20

27.6%2020-21

Inactive

Swale

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

62.8%2019-20

58.8%2020-21

Active

9.1%2019-20

8.1%2020-21

Fairly Active

28.2%2019-20

33.2%2020-21

Inactive

Between November 2016 and November 2021 there has been a significant decrease of 5.8% in the number of fairly active adults, this is a total of 6,100 people.

Thanet

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

58.9%2019-20

58.9%2020-21

Active

10.1%2019-20

10.3%2020-21

Fairly Active

31.0%2019-20

29.8%2020-21

Inactive

Tonbridge & Malling

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

66.0%2019-20

65.1%2020-21

Active

10.4%2019-20

10.1%2020-21

Fairly Active

23.6%2019-20

24.8%2020-21

Inactive

Tunbridge Wells

Adult Activity Levels 2019-20 vs 2020-21

66.8%2019-20

70.7%2020-21

Active

10.8%2019-20

9.9%2020-21

Fairly Active

22.4%2019-20

19.4%2020-21

Active