This section looks at inequalities between demographic groups of people who are defined as being physically active and inactive. The main sources of data on these topics are population level surveys which may not reflect the detailed ethnic and disability groups residing in the City and Hackney. Where local data is lacking national and regional literature has been used.

The section is structured by looking at how physical activity varies by the following topics:



Ethnicity and religion 

People with long-standing illness or physical disability

Social deprivation


Sexual orientation and gender identity