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, during school hours, outside of school hours and then either indoors and outdoors (outside of school hours). 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


19/05/2022 November 20-21 adult data import

14/03/2022 Children and Young People’s Trends charts now live

14/03/2022 'Select all' functionality now live (e.g. Select all activities or local authorities)

11/01/2022 Academic Year 20-21 children and young people data import

09/12/2021 May 20-21 adult data import

03/08/2021 Academic Year 19-20 children and young people data import

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