Active transport rates to and from school show no significant change

We have just updated our ‘Active transport to and from school’ surveillance report.  

  • In 2022/23, 39.1% of children aged 5–14 years used active transport to travel to or from school.
  • There has been no notable change in the percentage of children using active transport to school since 2011/12.
  • In general, older children (aged 10–14 years) were more likely to participate in active transport than younger children (5-9 years).
  • In 2022/23, Māori children had a lower prevalence of active transport use than non-Māori. There was no significant difference in the use of active transport between socioeconomic deprivation groups.

The full surveillance report can be found here.