Nationally, people living in the least prosperous areas are twice as likely to be physically inactive as those living in the most prosperous areas. 4

In Hackney, research suggests that the same trends hold true. People who own their own home (a proxy for higher levels of income or wealth) report being more active than social housing tenants – 67% of home owners do more than 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, compared to 55% of social housing tenants. 5

Many City residents, especially those living in social housing and/or more deprived neighbourhoods, cannot afford to engage in paid physical activity, even at reduced rates. 6

References

  1. Public Health England, “Health matters: getting every adult active every day,” 2016.
  2. Ipsos MORI, “Health and Wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  3. Sport Leisure Culture , “City of London Corporation Sport and Physical Activity Strategy, 2015-2020,” 2015.
  4. Public Health England, “Health matters: getting every adult active every day,” 2016.
  5. Ipsos MORI, “Health and Wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  6. Sport Leisure Culture , “City of London Corporation Sport and Physical Activity Strategy, 2015-2020,” 2015.