GM inactivity by ethnicity over timeSince baseline, November 15-16, South Asians have seen the greatest increase in inactivity since baseline (+10.8%). White British and White Other have also all seen an increase in inactivity since baseline, but to a much smaller degree (+0.5%, and +0.1% respectively). Whilst those who identify as Black have seen a decrease since baseline (-2.4%) there has been significant fluctuation in rates of inactivity with rates peaking 18 months ago at 46.2%. Other ethnic groups and those who identify as Mixed or Chinese have also seen a decline in inactivity (-9.7%, -8.7%, and -4.9%), however, there is not a full timeseries available making it harder to understand the patterns seen amongst these cohorts.


Find out more about the relationship between ethnicity and physical activity here.

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Published April 2022