Below is a brief insight into Lincolnshire’s results from the Active Lives Survey (May 2018-May 2019).
Lincolnshire sits below the national average with 57.90% of the population currently participating in 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week compared to England’s 63.20%.
More residents are fairly active at 12.30% compared to 12% nationally, however 5% more of our population are inactive compared to England (29.80% and 24.80% respectively).
Changes from last year’s survey show that while the percentage of Lincolnshire’s residents measuring active has dropped (from 58.60% in 2018 to 57.90% this year) there was a positive swing in fairly active with 1.2% more people achieving between 30 and 149 mins of activity and the number of inactive people also dropped slightly (from 30.30% to 29.80%).
Across the districts overall improvements were seen in Boston and South Holland (with more active and fairly active and a drop in inactive) and City of Lincoln (increase in active, decrease in inactive and slight drop in fairly active). City of Lincoln is the only district currently boasting higher active statistics than the England average with 67.5% of those surveyed achieving 150 minutes a week (4.3% higher than the national level).
East Lindsey had a 5.8% upward swing in fairly active (moving from 9.2% to 15%) and a drop in the inactive group of 2.1% (from 35.7% to 33.6%) however the level of active people, those doing the recommended 150 mins, dropped from 55.2% to 51.4%.
North Kesteven had an increase in those measuring active (61.9% in 2018 to 62.8%) but a decrease in the fairly active (from 12.7 to 10.9%) and an increase in inactive of 0.9%.
Drop in physical activity since 2018:
South Kesteven and West Lindsey had drops in their overall levels of physical activity from 2018.
South Kesteven dropped from above the national average for those achieving 150 mins + a week (64.5% in 2018 to 61.10% in 2019) and also increased their numbers of inactive people (from 24.4% to 26.7%) however there was a positive swing in fairly active of 1.1%.
West Lindsey was the only district with a negative swing across the three measurements. Levels of active dropped (57.7% to 56.4%), a small decrease was also recorded for fairly active (11% in 2018 to 10.6% in 2019) and another 1.6% was added to those not achieving 30 mins of physical activity a week (31.4% to 33%).
Lincolnshire 2019 data set:
|Area||Average Active||Average Fairly Active||Average Inactive|
|Average Active||Est population active||Average Fairly Active||Est population fairly active||Average Inactive||Est population inactive|