Sport England Tools, Documents and Reports
Sport England Data
Sport England have provided various tools to help you understand who's getting active across England, and how, why and where. You can drill down into specific geographic areas and explore trends to help inform your own work. Click here to find out more.
Active Lives Online
The Active Lives Survey is a new way of measuring sport and activity across England and replaces the Active People Survey. Follow the link to explore the survey and select the data you are interested in analysing.
Active Lives Reports
Adult Active Lives Survey Reports
Now with a fourth full year of data, this Active Lives report provides an updated comprehensive overview of adult (age 16+) sport and physical activity in England in the 12 months from May 2019 to May 2020.
Active Lives Adult Survey May 2019-2020 (PDF, 470 Kb)
Active Lives Release (PDF, 139 Kb)
Sport England shows how activity levels changed
Active Lives Adult Survey Results May 2018-19 (PDF, 2.8 Mb)
Active Lives Adult Survey Results November 2017-2018 (PDF, 3.6 Mb)
November 17/18 report
Active Lives Adult Survey Results May 2017-2018 (PDF, 2.3 Mb)
Active Lives Adult Survey Results November 2016-2017 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
Active Lives Adult Survey Results May 2016-2017 (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
Active Lives Adults Survey Report 2015-2016 (PDF, 902 Kb)
This Active Lives report is not one of Sport England's six monthly overviews of sport and physical activity in England. Instead this report focuses on what drives behaviour.
Active Lives Adult Thresholds Behaviours February 2019
Children Active Lives Survey Reports
This report presents data from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey for the academic year 2017/18. Data is presented for children and young people in school Years 1-11 (ages 5-16) in England. Published March 2019 (Academic year 2017/18).
attitudes towards sport and physical activity (academic year 2017/
Sport England's Active Lives Surveys measure physical activity levels of people across England. The survey outlines activity levels of children and young people in school. The report was published December 2018.
Active Lives Children and Young People Survey Academic Year 2017/18
Towards an Active Nation
Sport England's vision is that everyone in England, regardless of age, background or ability, feels able to take part in sport or activity. Some might be fit and talented, but others won't be so confident.
In May 2016, Sport England launched its current strategy, which outlines how they will work to make sure everyone can experience the benefits of sport and physical activity.
Towards an Active Nation Strategy 2016–2021 (PDF, 8.4 Mb)
In December 2015 the Government published Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. It sets a bold and ambitious direction for sport policy which has been widely welcomed. It looks beyond simple participation to how sport changes lives and becomes a force for social good.
At its heart are five outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community
development and economic development.
The government's sport strategy Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation. Through this strategy, government is redefining what success in sport means, with a new focus on five key outcomes: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. In future, funding decisions will be made on the basis of the outcomes that sport and physical activity can deliver.
Sporting Future December 2015 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
This checklist has been designed to help you embed the principles and approaches from the Tackling Inactivity Insight Pack into your service delivery and project design.
Tackling Inactivity Design Principles Checklist 2017 (PDF, 55 Kb)
Tackling Inactivity Design Principles Checklist
This resource shows why people have inactive behaviours, what counts as being active and what you can do to help.
Reducing Physical Inactivity Infographic 2018 (PDF, 1.2 Mb)
Reducing Physical Inactivity Infographic