The vision is to create an active nation with as many people as possible inspired to be active through sport.
This section explores overall participation and frequency of participation in sport and physical activity amongst adults in Wales. These figures allow us to explore progress toward The Vision for Sport in Wales.
2.1 National Participation
Across the 2.5 million adults in Wales, 1,405,000 participated in at least one sport or physical activity during the previous four weeks, representing 56% of all adults.
This report categorises sport and physical activity into ‘Fitness Activities’, ‘Sports and Games’ and ‘Outdoor Pursuits’. Amongst adults, 51% (1,295,000 people) participated in at least one ‘Fitness Activity’, 14% (343,000 people) participated in at least one ‘Sports and Games’, and 6% (145,000 people) participated in at least one ‘Outdoor Pursuits’ during the previous four weeks.
2.2 National Frequency of Participation
34% of adults participated in a sport and/or physical activity three or more times per week during the previous four weeks (Future Generations Indicator No. 38).
Conversely, 50% of adults participated in sport or physical activity less than once per week, or not at all, during the previous four weeks (Graph 1).
Graph 1: National Frequency of Adult Participation in all Sport and Physical activity.