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Sport England Tools, Documents and Reports

Sport England Insight Tools

The Sport England Local Insight tool, is a community mapping and reporting tool that gives you instant access to neighbourhood level data, matched to the communities you care about. You can easily view, compare and report on dozens of wide-ranging socio-economic and demographic datasets, providing insight down to the neighbourhood scale through maps, dashboards and reports. All of these are open data, so you can download, use and re-use them as you please.

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

Now with a third 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 November 2017 to November 2018.

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).

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.

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.


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.

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.


Project Design

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.


Project Delivery

This resource shows why people have inactive behaviours, what counts as being active and what you can do to help.