Analysis from our latest Active Lives Adult Survey shows that Mixed and White Other adults continue to have the highest activity levels, while South Asian, Black and those with other ethnic origins are the least likely to be active.
Research also shows there are differences in the types of sport and activity that people of different ethnic groups do.
For some, we also observe a larger difference between levels of physical activity between men and women. For example, we know that females from White backgrounds are also more likely to take part in sport and physical activity compared to people from Asian, Other and Black backgrounds.
Many of the patterns in sport and physical activity participation by ethnicities reflect those observed between different faith groups. This highlights the closeness of the relationship that exists between faith and ethnicity amongst many groups and communities.