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Oxfordshire – The lowest inactive county in England

Posted: Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:26

Oxfordshire – The lowest inactive county in England

Following on from the recent release of the Sport England Active Lives figures (released in October 2018 and covering the May 2017-May 2018) Oxfordshire is the lowest inactive county are in England.

The positive news is that for the first time the age of inactive adults (16+) in the county is also below the 20 mark (19.1%) This shows the significance of the effort that is being made by a multitude of hard working and dedicated partners who are working extremely hard to tackle this issue. The challenge does still remain with 105,700 adult residents of Oxfordshire inactive and Active Oxfordshire has a clear focus to change that. Later in the year the first edition of Active Lives Schools is due to be published which will look at activity rates of young people aged 5-15. Once published we will be reporting on those outcomes.

The Oxfordshire overview is as follows.

Area / Region

Levels of Activity

Inactive

Insufficiently active

Active

Cherwell

22.3%

16.6%

61.2%

Oxford

16.3%

9.3%

74.5%

South Oxfordshire

18.2%

10.9%

70.9%

Vale of White Horse

17.4%

16.4%

66.2%

West Oxfordshire

22.3%

11.0%

66.7%

Oxfordshire

19.1%

12.8%

68.2%

South East

22.3%

12.5%

65.2%

England

25.2%

12.5%

62.3%

The full national report and link to information tables can be found here https://www.sportengland.org/media/13557/active-lives-adult-may-17-18-report.pdf

Ed Nicholas (Senior Strategic Relationship Manager) says 'These are incredibly positive results for Oxfordshire and continue to show a solid downward trend in terms of reducing inactivity and increasing activity. An array of partners are working hard in this area and this data backs up all the significant efforts that have been made to date. The problem still remains with a high number of adults still inactive and there is still a job to do to support these people into activity'

For further analysis or comment please contact Ed Nicholas ednicholas@activeoxfordshire.org

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