Welcome to Active Lives Online

The Active Lives Survey collects data on the engagement in, and attitudes to, sport and physical activity.

To explore the survey, select the data you are interested in analysing.

Select the data you are interested in analysing.
The boxes above provide the opportunity to view the Active Lives Adult data, the Children and Young People Activity data, or the Children and Young People Attitudes data. Please note the following:
  • Children and Young People Activity Data - this section covers the different sports and activities available from the Active Lives survey. Participation rates show whether Children and Young People have taken part anywhere in the last week, in school, outside school and then either indoors and outdoors (outside of school). Overall levels of activity, swimming capability, swimming confidence, volunteering, spectating, mental wellbeing and outcome measures can also be reviewed using this section of the tool.
  • Children and Young People Attitudes Data - this section provides findings for attitudes towards sport and physical activity. The attitudes measured include enjoyment, confidence, competence, understanding and knowledge. These five attitudes are used to measure physical literacy. Data can also be broken down by the numbers of positive attitudes present, enabling physical literacy analysis too.

Latest updates


02/07/2021 November 19-20 adult data import

12/04/2021 Academic Year 18-19 children and young people data import

12/04/2021 Academic Year 17-18 children and young people data import

25/02/2021 May 19-20 adult data import

20/07/2020 November 18-19 adult data import

08/06/2020 May 18-19 adult data import

03/10/2019 Nov-17-18 adult data import