Small Area Estimates

Using our Active Lives Survey data, we have produced small area estimates for the 6,791 Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs) in England.

These estimates are for:

  • Inactivity rate (percentage of the population doing less than 30 minutes of physical activity a week, excluding gardening)
  • Activity rate (percentage of the population doing at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week, excluding gardening)
  • Sport and physical activity (percentage of the population participating in sport and physical activity at least twice in the last month)

The data table provides an insight into how participation for adults (16 years+) varies within a local authority. We do this by using Small Area Estimation (SAE) and data from year two of the Active Lives Survey (November 2016-2017). More information about the data modelling process is available in the technical document.