Updated: October 2015
The Local Sport Profile tool has been developed to help local authorities in England to generate a sporting profile for their area in the form of charts and tables, bringing together data on sporting participation and provision.
This data is fundamental to local authorities and other partners involved in developing and delivering sporting opportunities in their communities.
The tool provides up-to-date information including:
- Demographic data
- Health data
- Sports participation (formerly NI8)
- Market segmentation
- Facilities data with regional and national comparators
- CIPFA’s nearest neighbour comparators
- Economic performance data (sport related businesses)
This link will take you to an excel spreadsheet which consists of four tabs. The first two tabs provide background information and guidance notes. The third tab is the tool itself, entitled 'Local Sport Profile Tool'. At the top of the page there is a drop-down menu of all the local authorities in England (listed alphabetically).
Select the local authority from the drop-down menu box and the tool will produce a wide range of practical sports intelligence appropriate to that local authority.
The tool also presents benchmarking opportunities by also providing useful regional, national and 'nearest neighbour' comparators.
If you have looked at the Local Sport Profile Tool and want to explore more, you can interrogate Active People Survey data further on the Active People Diagnostic, Sport England's interactive analysis tool. Data for Active People Surveys 1-4 inclusive is available on Active People Diagnostic. Please note the Active People Diagnostic Tool is being redesigned and will include Active People Survey 1-6 data. The new tool will be available mid-2013.
The Local Sport Profile Tool contains a range of data that has been produced by Sport England, including Active People Survey data. If you would like to find out more about Sport England's research, please visit the Research section of our website.
An interactive web tool enabling users to access the small area participation estimates and generate local sport maps showing participation at the middle level super output area (MSOA) is freely available. Maps can be generated at any geographic level and facility data can be overlaid. The maps provide an insight into how participation varies within a local authority.