If we apply the reported prevalence of physical inactivity from the WAY survey to the total 2016 City and Hackney population aged 15, this would suggest that around 2,400 residents of this age (90%) would not meet current physical activity guidelines and almost 2,000 15 year olds (71%) are sedentary for more than seven hours per day (Figure 9).

 

Estimated number of City and Hackney 15 year olds who are sedentary or not meeting physical activity guidelines (2015)
Figure 9: Estimated number of City and Hackney 15 year olds who are sedentary or not meeting physical activity guidelines (2015)

Source: What About YOUth? survey (2015) and Greater London Authority population projections. 2

Notes: ‘Sedentary 7+ hours’ refers to the respondents who indicated they accumulate an average of more than 7 hours of sedentary time per day (over the last week). ‘Not meeting physical activity guidelines’ refers to respondents who indicate the amount of physical activity they perform in an average week does not meet CMO (Chief Medical Officer) recommendations of performing at least 1 hour of moderate intensity physical activity per day.

 

 

References

  1. Greater London Authority, “London Datastore – populaton projections,” 2016.
  2. Greater London Authority, “London Datastore – populaton projections,” 2016.