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Exercise: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th February 2019.

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Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the levels of physical activity among primary school children in (a) Bexley Borough, (b) London and (c) England in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the levels of physical activity among secondary school children in (a) Bexley Borough, (b) London and (c) England in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Conservative, Bexleyheath and Crayford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the levels of physical activity among adults in (a) Bexley Borough, (b) London and (c) England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Data for school-age children and young people at local authority level is only available for the 2017/18 academic year. Data split by primary and secondary school age is not available at local authority level. Estimates are published by Sport England, using data from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey.

Data for adults using the current Chief Medical Officers’ definition at local authority is only available for 2015/16 and 2016/17. Estimates are published by Public Health England, using data from the Active Lives Adult Survey.

The following table shows the estimated percentage of people meeting the aerobic physical activity recommendations among school-age children and adults for Bexley, London and England.

Percentage meeting physical activity recommendations

Aged 5-16 years

Aged 19 or over years

2017/18

2016/17

2015/16

Bexley Borough

15.4%

61.5%

66.5%

London

16.8%

64.6%

65.8%

England

17.5%

66%

66.1%

Notes:

  1. The data for children aged five to 16 years are published by Sport England, using data from the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey which is available to view at the following link:

https://www.sportengland.org/media/13698/active-lives-children-survey-academic-year-17-18.pdf

  1. The data for adults aged over 19 years are only available for the years 2015/16 and 2016/17 using data from the Active Lives Adult Survey. The data is available to view via the links:

https://www.sportengland.org/media/13217/v-mass-markets-digital-content-editorial-team-active-lives-march-2018-active-lives-adult-survey-nov-16-17-final.pdf

https://www.sportengland.org/media/11498/active-lives-survey-yr-1-report.pdf

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