Active Lives CYP local picture

Introduction

Sport England published the fourth year of data from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey on 9th December 2021. Data covers the 2020-21 academic year.

Below you can see the local results for Kent and Medway, at district level. Statistically significant changes are shown compared to the 2019-20 data to indicate whether figures have increased or decreased. 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.

The latest results highlight the on-going impact Covid-19 has had on physical activity levels in Kent. It shows that only 41.7% of children and young people are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of taking part in sport and physical activity for an average of 60 minutes or more every day. While 34% of Kent’s children and young people are physically inactive meaning they are doing less than an average of 30 minutes a day.

If you would like to explore more specific activities, audiences and trends within your local authority please take a look at Sport England’s Active Lives Online Tool.

National Figures

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

32.4%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

23%

30-59 mins per day

Active

44.6%

60+ mins per day

Kent & Medway Figures

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

34%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

24.3%

30-59 mins per day

Active

41.7%

60+ mins per day

Ashford

Data not available for this borough

Canterbury

Data not available for this district

Dartford

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

35.4%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

25.3%

30-59 mins per day

Active

39.3%

60+ mins per day

There is a statistically significant increase in the number of less active CYP and statistically significant decrease in the number of active CYP.

Dover

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

32.6%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

22.8%

30-59 mins per day

Active

44.5%

60+ mins per day

Folkestone & Hythe

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

28.8%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

25.8%

30-59 mins per day

Active

45.4%

60+ mins per day

Gravesham

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

37.5%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

19.8%

30-59 mins per day

Active

42.7%

60+ mins per day

Maidstone

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

33.1%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

26.9%

30-59 mins per day

Active

40%

60+ mins per day

There is a statistically significant increase in the number of less active and fairly active CYP and statistically significant decrease in the number of active CYP.

Medway

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

39.7%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

20.9%

30-59 mins per day

Active

39.3%

60+ mins per day

There is a statistically significant increase in the number of less active CYP and statistically significant decrease in the number of active CYP.

Sevenoaks

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

32.6%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

23.9%

30-59 mins per day

Active

43.3%

60+ mins per day

Swale

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

36.8%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

23.8%

30-59 mins per day

Active

39.5%

60+ mins per day

Thanet

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

26.9%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

30.4%

30-59 mins per day

Active

42.7%

60+ mins per day

Tonbridge & Malling

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

37.6%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

25.2%

30-59 mins per day

Active

37.2%

60+ mins per day

Tunbridge Wells

Activity Levels (for academic year 2020-21)

Less Active

29.6%

< 30 mins per day

Fairly Active

26.2%

30-59 mins per day

Active

44.3%

60+ mins per day