Physical activity among adults in England 2016

This statistic displays the results of a survey on the level of physical activity among adult respondents in England in 2016. In this year 23 percent of respondents stated being physically inactive.

Level of physical activity among adults in England 2016

Share of respondents
Meets aerobic guidelines62%
Some activity11%
Low activity4%
Inactive23%
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Sources

Release date

December 2017

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

7,946*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 3,898; n (women) = 4,048.

The source provides the following information about the data:
- For non-occupational activity, this is limited to bouts of at least 10 minutes.
- Meets aerobic guidelines: At least 150 minutes moderately intensive activity (MPA) or 75 minutes vigorous activity (VPA) per week (pw) or an equivalent combination of these.
Some activity: 60 to 149 minutes MPA pw or 30 to 74 minutes VPA pw or an equivalent combination of these.
Low activity: 30 to 59 minutes MPA pw or 15 to 29 minutes VPA pw or an equivalent combination of these.
Inactive: Less than 30 minutes MPA pw or less than 15 minutes VPA pw or an equivalent combination of these.

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