• 320,000 of Essex residents do not take part in at least 30 minutes physical activity per week
  • 7 in 10 adults are overweight or obese which exceeds the national average
  • The difference in life expectancy between the most and least affluent area is 13.4 years for men and 16.1 years for women
  • People from lower social-economic groups, those with disabilities or a life-limiting illness, the unemployed and women are all less likely to lead active lives
  • 1 in 12 people in Essex are currently NEET and 4% of residents have no educational qualifications
  • In Essex, 50,720 children (17%) live in poverty.
  • Volunteering for sport is in decline with only 1 in 10 adults volunteering at least once every 4
  • Harlow, Tendring and Thurrock have significantly higher in-actives then the National average (all areas of high deprivation)
  • 6% of residents have a disability or life-limiting illness
  • Basildon and Tendring contain two-thirds of Essex’s most deprived areas.
  • Jaywick is the most deprived area in the country
  • Anti-social behaviour is by far the highest rated crime across Essex, significantly above the country’s average.