Rochdale Adult Activity Levels May 2019/20

The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England shows that 68.6% of adults in Rochdale are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 119,500 adults moving. This is an increase of 3,800 from 12 months ago.

Rochdale Overview

31.4% inactive, 11.1% fairly active, 57.5% active

The latest Active Lives Release, May 2019/20, has seen a decrease (1.5%) in the inactive population in Rochdale in the last 12 months. Rochdale has seen the percentage of people moving, active for at least 30 minutes a week, increase by 3.1% 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.

When this latest release is combined with activity data on children and young people, 142,000 Rochdale residents are moving.

Find out more about activity levels of children and young people in Rochdale here.

Inactivity Across Demographics

The largest inactivity gap amongst adults in Rochdale is the age gap with a 23.2%% gap, the smallest is the gender gap with a 4.1% gap. 

2.6% socio-economic gap increase since Nov 15/16

The inactivity socio-economic gap in Rochdale is 20.3%. This increase is due to inactivity amongst higher social groups decreasing (-3.4%) faster than amongst lower social groups (-0.8%).

0.2% gender gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity gender gap in Rochdale is 4.1%. This decrease has been driven by a decrease in inactivity amongst women (-3.3%) at a faster rate than the decrease amongst men (-3.0%).

12.3% disability gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity disability gap in Rochdale is 10.6%. This decrease is due to a large decrease in inactivity amongst those with a long term limiting disability (-13.0%) and a relatively small decrease amongst those without a long term limiting disability (-0.7%).

9.2% age gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity age gap in Rochdale is 21.8%. This decrease has been driven by a decrease in inactivity amongst over 75's (-9.7%) at a faster rate than the decrease amongst 16-34 year olds (-1.8%).

Overall, the highest levels of inactivity in Rochdale are amongst those not working - long term sick or disable (61.1%), those from a South Asian background (52.1%) and over 75's (51.1%). The lowest levels of inactivity are amongst those from higher socio-economic groups (20.7%), those from a White British background (26.0%) and Other backgrounds (26.4%).

Rochdale inactivity by demographic