Table 6.1: Adult summary activity levels, 2012 to 2018

Base: Aged 16 and over 2012 - 2018
Summary activity levelsa 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% % % % % % %
Men Meets recommendations 67 71 68 67 69 71 70
Some activity 10 8 10 9 10 9 8
Low activity 4 3 4 4 3 3 3
Very low activity 19 18 19 19 18 17 19
Women Meets recommendations 58 58 59 59 59 60 62
Some activity 14 14 12 14 12 12 12
Low activity 6 5 5 5 6 5 4
Very low activity 23 23 24 23 23 23 22
All adults Meets recommendations 62 64 63 63 64 65 66
Some activity 12 11 11 12 11 11 10
Low activity 5 4 4 5 5 4 4
Very low activity 21 21 22 21 20 20 21
Unweighted bases Men 2122 2129 2054 2229 1874 1590 2060
Women 2685 2747 2581 2733 2401 2083 2726
All adults 4807 4876 4635 4962 4275 3673 4786
Weighted bases Men 2307 2336 2225 2383 2051 1768 2300
Women 2505 2542 2411 2585 2213 1904 2486
All adults 4811 4878 4636 4968 4264 3673 4786

a Meets moderate/vigorous physical activity (MVPA) guidelines: at least 150 minutes of moderately intensive physical activity or 75 minutes vigorous activity per week or an equivalent combination of both. Some activity: 60-149 minutes of moderate activity or / 30-74 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these. Low activity: 30-59 minutes of moderate activity or 15-29 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these. Very low activity: Less than 30 minutes of moderate activity or less than 15 minutes of vigorous activity or an equivalent combination of these


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