Time spent walking or cycling to school by children in England 2012, by gender

This statistic displays the mean number of hours children spent walking or cycling to or from school over the course of one week, in England, from January to December 2012. In this week, boys and girls spent an average of 1.1 hours walking to or from school. Roughly six percent of boys cycled to or from school.

Mean number of hours children spend walking or cycling to school over one week in England in 2012, by gender

Walking to/from schoolCycling to/from school
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Release date

December 2013


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2012

Number of respondents


Age group

2-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted base n (girls)= 651, n (boys)= 676

The source provides the following information about the data:
The information includes children attending school, playground or nursery in the last week.
Totals on at least one day in the last week may differ as some who reported participation in walking or cycling to/from school did not provide frequency/duration information, and are included in 'None' in this table.
Mean and median are based on all participants who attented school, playgroup or nursery in the last week.
Bases given are for 'walking to/from school'. Bases for 'cycling to/from school' are of similar magnitude.

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