This data is collected using the Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey (JOLS), which surveys a representative sample of adults in Jersey. Respondents are asked how many times in a typical week they do at least moderate activity for 30 minutes or longer. The indicator tracks the proportion of adults whose reported levels of physical activity meet national guidelines.
Between 2012 and 2017, questions on physical activity were included on a regular basis in the annual social surveys. The results showed that just over 50% of adults reported meeting recommended levels of physical activity. In 2019, the survey question was changed so it is not possible to compare the results and a new trendline will be started. Notwithstanding this change, the results remain relatively consistent with 51% of Jersey adults reporting in 2019 that they do at least the equivalent of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.