Data and reports
In October 2023, the Kent Director of Public Health, Dr Anjan Ghosh, delivered a keynote address to the Active Kent & Medway 'Move Together' conference. The presentation discusses some of the key statistics and the opportunities to work collaboratively with partners across the wider integrated care system.
In August 2022, the Department for Transport published statistics about walking and cycling rates by local authority district. Our report summarises this publication for Kent. The findings are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, fewer people are walking and cycling for travel (including commuting) and more for purely leisure. However this decreased in 2021 compared to 2020. Canterbury, Dover and Ashford districts have the highest rates of active travel among districts and Dartford and Gravesham are the lowest.
In 2018, an analysis of self-reported behaviour risk factors such as diet, physical activity, alcohol intake and smoking, was undertaken based on people engaging with the One You Kent service. This is not a representative sample of the Kent population but provides some useful insights.