The Local Sport Profile tool has been developed to help local authorities in England to generate a sporting profile for their area in the form of charts and tables, bringing together data on sporting participation and provision.

This data is fundamental to local authorities and other partners involved in developing and delivering sporting opportunities in their communities.

The profiles were introduced in Autumn 2010, updated in March 2011 and again in February 2012 to include data from Active People Survey 5 released in December 2011.

The tool provides up-to-date information including:

  • Demographic data
  • Health data
  • Sports participation (formerly NI8)
  • Market segmentation
  • Facilities data with regional and national comparators
  • CIPFA’s nearest neighbour comparators
  • Economic performance data (sport related businesses)

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This link will take you to an excel spreadsheet which consists of four tabs. The first two tabs provide background information and guidance notes. The third tab is the tool itself, entitled ‘Local Sport Profile Tool’. At the top of the page there is a drop-down menu of all the local authorities in England (listed alphabetically).

Select the local authority from the drop-down menu box and the tool will produce a wide range of practical sports intelligence appropriate to that local authority.

The tool also presents benchmarking opportunities by also providing useful regional, national and ‘nearest neighbour’ comparators.

If you would like to view a summary of some of the data contained in the Local Sport Profile Tool as a ‘mini sport profile’ (pdf format), click here.