Sport and physical activity
Sport and Physical Activity
In 2016 the vast majority of adults (79%) had taken part in physical activity and sport in the previous four weeks.
Participation in all physical activity and sport remained relatively constant between 2007 and 2010 (around 72%). Recently people have become more active. The rise in physical activity is driven by the rise in recreational walking.
Participation in sport & exercise in past month
51%: Excludes Walking
79%: Includes Walking
Regular sports participation (including walking) since 2007
Frequent participation (on more than 15 days in the past 4 weeks) was undertaken by just under half (48%) of people.
This was a slight drop from 50% in 2015 but a pronounced improvement from the 36% of 2007.
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