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Sport England Research Guide

Sport England Data/Tools                   

Active Lives Survey
Measure of the number of people 14 or over taking part in sport, tracked by demographic group, where people live and the activites they take part in.

Active People Interactive Tool
Enables quick and easy analysis of Active People Survey data, and includes data from 2005/6 up to the current survey wave. Users can interrogate the data by time period, geography, sport, and demographic groups.

Local Sports Profile Tool
A web based tool, updated twice a year that provides a detailed profile of individual local authorities with economic, population and health data, in addition to data on sporting behaviour and sports facilities. Users can customise their local sport profile by selecting particular themes and indicators.

Mini Sports Profiles
Scaled down version of the Local Sport Profile tool.  It provides a two-sided document useful to share with Local Authorities and other partners.

Small Area Estimates
A tool which enables users to view small area estimates of participation for every local authority in England.

Economic Value of Sport
The model produces area based (local authority, county sport partnership and local enterprise partnership) estimates on sports’ contribution to the local economy in the form of business output (GVA) and jobs plus wider benefits like health.

Market Segmentation Data
Sport England has developed nineteen sporting segments to help us understand the nation’s attitudes to sport, their motivations and barriers.

Review of Evidence on the outcomes of Sport and Physical Activity

Health and Wellbeing

Healthcare Costs of Physical Inactivity (HIPI) Tool
Estimates how many cases of certain diseases could be prevented in each local authority in England, if the population aged 40-79 were to engage in recommended amounts of physical activity.

Public Health England Health Profiles
A snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England.


Mapping Disability
A statistical view of disabled people in England

Children and Young People

Youth Insight Profiles
Pack of insight material understanding young people, behaviours/attitudes, engaging young people in sport.

Under the Skin of Youth Personalities
Breaks down young people into six key personas. Each persona is broken down into a series of key traits, based on extensive research talking to scores of young people.


Volunteering Insight Guide

This guide has been put together specifically for those who have an exceptional idea and are considering applying for either Sport England’s Potentials Fund or Opportunity Fund.



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