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Description

This dataset is produced by Public Health England. The causal links between obesity and physical activity are subject to some debate, however there is a clear relationship between the two measures. Child obesity is measured at two life stages– Reception age and Year 6. There are a number of different indicators that are collected in relation to obesity, the measure shown in this dataset is;

  • Prevalence of overweight (including obesity)

This measure has been selected as it’s regarded as the most widely used and is consistent with the Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit’s Performance Management Framework. Black Country level data is not available for this indicator. 

 


ReceptionYear 6
Dudley24.6%39.8%
Sandwell24.2%42.3%
Walsall23.9%41.1%
Wolverhampton27.6%42.9%
West Midlands23.4%37.3%
England22.4%34.3%


Commentary

Child Obesity rates are above the national average in all Black Country local authorities for both the Reception age and Year 6 cohorts.

Dudley
Wolverhampton
Walsall
Sandwell
County Sports Partnership Network
Sport England
Include Me West Midlands
Youth Sport Trust
afPE
Activity Alliance
CPSU
DCMS
Sported
Youth Endowment Fund
Sporting Equals
West Mids PCC
Quest
Dudley CVS
SCVO
One Walsall
WVSC
Dept of Health
Dept for Education
Equality Standard in Sport