Based on 2011 Census data, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) produced a set of residential-based area classifications for every output area in England. Combining these classifications with Active Lives survey, we've created sport and physical activity profiles for each Group and Supergroup.
These profiles cover both the level of engagement in, and attitudes towards, sport and physical activity for each ONS classification (at both group and supergroup level) and the ONS pen portrait of the sociodemographic characteristics of the population in each classification (see the Groups descriptives and Supergroup descriptives tables).
Using these classifications, we've then created a set of Active Partnership profiles (see the OAC clusters to AP table). This analysis provides a further perspective to help us understand (at a more local level than is possible with Active Lives local authority estimates) how the characteristics of a local area and its population contributes to local variations in sport and physical activity.