We already know that disabled people are much less likely to take part in sport or activity than many other groups. That's why we're redoubling our efforts to fully understand – and provide for – everyone who has an impairment.
Our report, Mapping Disability: The Facts, offers an in-depth look at the vast range of impairments experienced by people in England. It also includes comprehensive data on disability by categories such as region, gender and age.
There is a detailed narrative report to accompany this resource that you can also find along with our latest insight in the carousel below:
Download the findings below:
Our Active Lives Survey gives us an insight into how those who are aged 16 years and over and have a long-term limiting illness, disability or infirmity engage with sport and physical activity.
When looking at levels of activity, there are differences between those with or without a disability.
51% of those with three or more impairments are inactive compared with 21% of those without a disability.
Only 36% of those with three or more impairments are active compared with 65% of those without a disability.
The Chief Medical Officer recommends that adults should be physically active.
The full definition of the measure of inactivity – and other important information from the survey – is included in the Active Lives Survey Year One report here.