Oldham Adult Activity Levels May 2019/20

The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England shows that 70.2% of adults in Oldhamare active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 129,000 adults moving. This is an increase of 5,600 from 12 months ago.

Oldham Overview

29.8% inactive, 12.7% fairly active, 57.5% active

The latest Active Lives Release, May 2019/20, has seen a decrease (2.1%) in the inactive population in Oldham in the last 12 months. Oldham has seen the percentage of people moving, active for at least 30 minutes a week, decrease by 3.3% since Active Lives began, November 2015/16, in comparison Greater Manchester as a whole has increased the moving population by 0.5% in the same time period.

Inactivity Across Demographics

The largest inactivity gap amongst adults in Oldham is the disability gap with a 20.8% gap, the smallest is the gender gap with a 0.2% gap. 

1.9% gender gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity gender gap in Oldham is 0.2%, the gap has inverted since baseline with men now more active than women. This has been driven by a faster increase in inactivity amongst women (+4.3%) than men (+2.1%).

9.7% socio-economic decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity socio-economic gap in Oldham is 11.9%. This decrease has been driven by an increase in inactivity amongst higher socio-economic groups (+6.2%) and a decrease in inactivity amongst lower socio-economic groups (-3.4%).

10.5% age gap decrease since May 16/17

The inactivity age gap in Oldham is 15.0%. This decrease has been driven by an increase in inactivity amongst 16-34 year olds (+8.7%) and a decrease in inactivity amongst over 75's (-1.8%).

2.7% disability gap increase since Nov 15/16

The inactivity disability gap in Oldham is 20.8%. This decrease has been driven by a larger increase in inactivity amongst those with a long term limiting disability (+7.5%) than amongst those with no long term limiting disabilities (+4.8%).

Overall, the highest levels of inactivity in Oldham are amongst those with long term limiting disabilities (46.8%), over 75's (42.7%) and those from a South Asian background (42.0%). The lowest levels of inactivity are amongst those from higher socio-economic groups, NS-SEC 1-2, (22.8%), those working full or part time (24.7%) and those from a White British background (25.3%).

Oldham inactivity by demographcs