An analysis of equality data across the indicators from the Active Scotland Outcomes Framework has been carried out and the full report is available here. It provides a baseline from which progress can be monitored and highlights where evidence gaps exist.
The report encompasses the characteristics protected under legislation as well as socio-economic status (SES), in recognition of the impact of broader inequalities in Scotland, particularly for those living in the most deprived areas.
The report pulls together key evidence and statistics from existing strands of work that have been undertaken on equality and physical activity to date, addresses some data gaps with further analysis of national survey data where possible and draws on wider evidence where necessary.
Many data gaps were highlighted, however, available evidence points to inequality of opportunities and outcomes for all groups with protected characteristics across all the Active Scotland outcomes. Key groups identified as at risk of inequality were the elderly, those with limiting conditions or disabilities, those with lower SES (particularly re sports participation and environmental factors), teenage girls and women of Asian origin.
Data tables for the report are available below.