Active Lives Children and Young People provides a world-leading approach to gathering data on how children engage with sport and physical activity. It gives anyone working with children aged 5-16 key insight to help understand children's attitudes and behaviours around sport and physical activity.
Compiled on behalf of the Department for Education, the Department for Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the survey runs on an annual basis. Each term, a number of schools are randomly selected to take part in the survey, with the aim of getting 100,000 children and young people in Years 1 to 11 to complete it each academic year. The survey covers measures of children's activity levels, physical literacy, swimming proficiency, wellbeing, self-efficacy and levels of social trust. With a sample of this size, we can produce some estimates down to local authority level.
We have produced a short summary highlighting the statistics for Suffolk and each local authority.