This data is collected using the Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, which surveys a representative sample of adults in Jersey. Respondents are asked ‘How do you rate the range of sporting events and activities available in Jersey?', and can answer: very good; good; poor; or, very poor. The indicator is calculated by adding the number of very good and good responses, and dividing by the total responses.
Jersey performs very strongly overall, with 84% of adults rating Jersey’s sporting events and activities as either good or very good. A breakdown of the overall figures for 2019 shows that 62% of Islanders rated sporting events and activities as good and 22% said very good. These results are not significantly different to 2013 or 2017.
Overall, there has been no significant change in the levels of physical activity of residents since 2013, and no increase in the proportion of Islanders who use sports clubs or public facilities to do physical exercise. The challenge is whether improving the proportion of Islanders who rate local events and activities as very good from its current level of 22% would see a corresponding increase in more active lifestyles.