Active Lives

Active Lives for Children and Young People Survey

The Active Lives Survey for Children and Young People is the survey that measures young people’s involvement in physical activity and sport across the whole country.

This survey is supported by Sport England, the Department of Health, the Department of Education and the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport.

It looks into the physical activity and sport behaviours of children and provides a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity.

We manage the roll out of this survey across schools in London, engaging with a minimum of 200 schools per school term.

For more information about the survey click here.

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2018/19 Active Lives Children and Young People Data

In 2017, following on from the Active Lives Adult Survey, Sport England began gathering data on how Children and Young People engage with sport and physical activity across the country.

Using the data from 2018/19, we prepared a dashboard (below) to present the behaviours of children and young people across the capital in relation to their engagement in sport and physical activity.

This dashboard shows the levels of physical activity of children and young people in each local authority and presents comparisons to the national and London averages.

Where possible, we have presented data for each local authority with regards to:

  • Levels of physical activity of primary and secondary school students
  • Levels of physical activity at school compared to outside of school
  • Levels of physical activity in 18/19 compared to 17/18

To download a PDF copy of this dashboard, select the ‘download’ button at the bottom of the dashboard. Select the ‘PDF’ option and change the paper size to A4. Your PDF should now be ready to download.