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Walking distance in England 2019, by age and gender

In England, women walked more than men for almost all age groups, apart from 17-20 year-olds. In 2019, women aged 30-39 years were the most active out of all age groups, walking 253 miles per year. By comparison, men of the same age group walked 32 miles less per year. Despite this, there was only a small difference between the distance walked between age groups. The greatest prevalence of people who walked was recorded in the South West region.

Walking duration

Those who took daily walks tended to do so for 30 to 89 minutes. However, 19.2 percent of the English population reported they spent over 120 minutes a day walking for leisure or recreational purposes.

The sporty population

28 million adults in England were physically active for more than 150 minutes a week. Out of those participating in any sport, the majority were engaged for longer periods of time.

Average distance walked per person per year in England in 2019, by gender and age

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Release date

August 2020


United Kingdom (England)

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14,356 respondents

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