Obesity indicators 2018

Latest results against the obesity indicator framework originally developed to monitor progress against our Prevention of Obesity Route Map (2010). The Route Map has now been overtaken by the Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan and Active Scotland Delivery Plan published in summer 2018.

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Adult active travel to work

Source: Transport Scotland (Transport & Travel in Scotland)

Latest Results

  • In 2017, 15% of working adults travelled to work by walking or cycling.
  • There has been little change in this proportion since 2002, with the figures fluctuating at around 14% to 16%.

Figure 16. Proportion of adults (16+) walking or cycling to work, 2002-2017

Figure 16. Proportion of adults (16+) walking or cycling to work, 2002-2017


Transport Scotland: Transport & Travel in Scotland bulletin.
Employed adults' (not working at home) usual method of travel to work.

Geography available:

National, Local Authority.

Equalities data:

Breakdowns by gender, age and disability possible.

Rationale for including adult active travel to work:

These data provide a measure of the extent to which adults are choosing physically active means of travel to work (cycling or walking).
A low level of evidence exists in literature for the effectiveness of active travel incentives and facilities with a moderate rating for potential population effectiveness.

Factors influencing adult active travel to work:

  • Availability of alternative transport options
  • Employer incentives


Email: Xanthippi Gounari

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