Latest sport figures show more women are getting active
Results from the Active People Survey 9 show an overall increase in the number of people in Cornwall playing sport and active recreation for 3 x 30 minutes per week. The figure has risen to 26.9% from 21.2% when the survey began back in 2005/6 and includes moderate level activity including recreational walking. On this measure Cornwall is the most active part of the South West along with Gloucestershire.
Nationally Active People results show an overall increase in the number of people regularly playing sport for 1x 30 per week - 15.74 million in the 12 months to the end of September, up by 245,000 compared to the previous figures published in June.
Less than a year into the This Girl Can behaviour change campaign, the number of women playing sport and getting active once a week, every week, has increased by 148,700 and the number of women playing sport once a week, every week is increasing faster than the number of men.
There remains more to be done for disabled people and those on lower incomes as figures remain low and static Increases in participation are also recorded for keep fit and gym, athletics, cycling, boxing, netball, table tennis, mountaineering and archery.
Swimming continues to decline (down 39,300 to 2.51 million), although the rate of decline has slowed compared to previous years.
Once a week participation (1x30) for those aged 16 years and over for Sport England Whole Sport Plan funded sports.
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