How are counts of different facility types calculated?
In broad terms calculations are based upon the smallest unit definable for a facility type. For example the total number of Grass Pitches at a site will be based upon the number of individual pitches for all Grass Pitch sub types (of which 20 sub types currently exist ranging from Adult Football to Rounders). Should a site have four Adult Football pitches, two Junior Football pitches and three Rounder pitches a total count of nine pitches would be calculated.
The method for calculating counts by the number of units applies to small Artificial Grass Pitches (AGPs), Grass Pitches, Squash Courts and Tennis Courts. Note 'full size' AGPs will only have a pitch count of 1. See separate FAQ for more details.
All other facility counts are based upon the number of facility sub types rather than unit value. For example the total count of Swimming Pools at a site will be based upon the number of individual facility sub types only (of which there are five). Should a site have one Main/General Pool, one Diving Pit and one Learner pool a total of three facilities would be calculated.
*Please note that between the re-launch of Active Places Power in November 2012 and a fix release in June 2013 Artificial Grass Pitches (AGPs), Grass Pitches, Squash Courts and Tennis Courts were incorrectly calculated as a count of facility type rather than a count of units. The result being that counts for these facilities types were significantly less than normally reported by Sport England.*