Children and young people

Based on data from the WAY (What About Youth) survey, levels of sedentary behaviour and physical activity among 15 year olds in City and Hackney do not appear to be significantly different to most of Hackney’s statistical peers or the London average (Figure 16 and Figure 17). However, a smaller proportion of 15 year olds report being physically active for at least one hour per day locally than the England average.

Figure 16: Self-reported mean sedentary time of greater than seven hours per day each weekday in 15 year olds (2015)

Figure 16: Self-reported mean sedentary time of greater than seven hours per day each weekday in 15 year olds (2015)
Figure 16: Self-reported mean sedentary time of greater than seven hours per day each weekday in 15 year olds (2015)

Source: What about YOUth? survey (2015)

Figure 17: Self-reported physical activity of at least one hour per day every day of the last week in 15 year olds (2015)

Figure 17: Self-reported physical activity of at least one hour per day every day of the last week in 15 year olds (2015)
Figure 17: Self-reported physical activity of at least one hour per day every day of the last week in 15 year olds (2015)

Source: What about YOUth? survey (2015)

Nationally, the proportion of children aged 4-15 achieving recommended levels of physical activity fell between 2008 and 2012, from 33% to 21% in boys and from 21% to 16% among girls. 3  However, data from the 2014/15 Taking Part survey on participation in culture and sport suggests that, at national level, participation in sport among 5-15 year olds has remained constant over the past four years (around 80% participating in the past week, 90% in the past four weeks). 4  No trend data are available for Hackney or the City.

References

  1. Health and Social Care Information Centre, “Health Survey for England 2012: health, social care, and lifestyles,” 2012.
  2. Department for Culture, Media and Sport, “Taking Part 2014/15 Annual Child Report,” 2015.
  3. Health and Social Care Information Centre, “Health Survey for England 2012: health, social care, and lifestyles,” 2012.
  4. Department for Culture, Media and Sport, “Taking Part 2014/15 Annual Child Report,” 2015.