How does sports participation vary within a local authority?
Sport England has developed a tool which enables users to view small area estimates of participation for every local authority in England.
Using this site you can:
Generate local sport participation maps, showing participation estimates at a Middle Super Output area level (MSOA) and overlay facility data by:
- Selecting your area of interest by defining a postcode, local authority, County Sport Partnership or sports facility.
- Selecting which indicator of participation you are interested in (1x30 sport or 3x30 sport and active recreation, formerly NI8).
What are modelled estimates?
Participation estimates at a Middle Super Output area (MSOA) are based on modelled or
‘synthetic’ estimates of participation. Synthetic or modelled estimates combine survey data from
the Active People Survey with other data sources that are available at the area level (for example, health
indicators, socioeconomic status etc) and through a three stage statistical modelling process,
provide small area estimates of participation.
Modelled estimates of participation are based on data from Sport England’s Active People Survey
6 (Oct 2011-Oct 2012).
The small area estimates of participation provide an evidence base to aid prioritisation within a