Rochdale Children & Young People's Activity Levels Academic Year 18-19

In Rochdale 53.1% of children and young people are not achieving an average of 60 active minutes per day, which means that just under half are doing enough activity to stay healthy.

Activity Levels Among Rochdale's Children & Young People

46.9% of children in Rochdale are now achieving an average of 60 minutes of physical activity a day, however, over six in ten young people in Rochdale are not achieving this which is particularly concerning. However, since the last survey Rochdale has seen a significant decrease of 13.3% in the percentage averaging less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day. This has helped contribute to Rochdale's position above the Greater Manchester average for those achieving 60 minutes a day,

Rochdale's Children & Young People

These figures are important as in Rochdale:

38.2% of children finish primary school as either overweight or obese, we know that physical activity has a role to play in these figures and this was highlighted by the Chief Medical Officer with active travel and physical activity being highlighted as approaches to tackle childhood obesity.

40% of children are classified as living in poverty in Rochdale (after housing costs) according to End Child Poverty, compared to 30% nationally. The Active Lives Survey shows us that those young people from less affluent households are more likely to be less active.