This report quantifies the economic and social costs resulting from physical inactivity amongst young people in the UK. It helps the reader to understand physical inactivity in a variety of settings and its cost, as well as the benefits of increased physical activity. Key findings include:
- Physical inactivity of today's 11-25 year olds will cost the UK economy £53.3 billion
- Each physically inactive young person costs the UK economy £12,000
- Lowest-income households are most likely to have least active children
- Poorest households spend a tenth of the amount that the richest households spend on sport each week.