Stockport Adult Activity Levels May 2019/20

The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England shows that 74.1% of adults in Stockport are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 175,100 adults moving. This is a decrease of 6,200 from the survey 12 months ago.

Stockport Overview

25.9% inactive, 11.2% fairly active, 63.0% active

The latest Active Lives Release, May 2019/20, has seen an increase (3.0%) in the inactive population in Stockport in the last 12 months. Stockport has seen the percentage of people moving, active for at least 30 minutes a week, decrease by 2.7% 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, 203,100 Stockport residents are moving.

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

Inactivity Across Demographics

The largest inactivity gap amongst adults in Stockport is the age gap with a 32.2% gap, the smallest is the gender gap with a 3.9% gap.

3.0% gender gap increase since Nov 15/16

The inactivity gender gap in Stockport is 3.9%. This change is due to a greater rate of increase in inactivity amongst women (+4.3%) than men (+1.3%).

0.2% disability gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity disability gap in Stockport is 20.8%. This change is due to a smaller increase in inactivity amongst with a long term limiting disability (+2.0%) than amongst those with no long term limiting disability (+2.2%).

16.7% socio-economic gap increase since Nov 16/17

The inactivity socio-economic gap in Stockport is 23.4%. This increase has been driven by an increase in inactivity amongst higher socio-economic groups (+1.0%) NS SEC 1-2, and an increase in inactivity amongst lower socio-economic groups (-17.7%), NS SEC 6-8.

3.2% age gap increase since Nov 15/16

The inactivity age gap in Stockport is 32.2%. This increase is a result of a larger increase in inactivity amongst the over 75's (+3.6%) than in 16 to 34 year olds (+0.4%).

Overall, the highest levels of inactivity in Stockport are amongst the over 75's (50.3%), those with a long term limiting disability (41.7%) and those from lower social groups (39.1%). The lowest levels of inactivity are amongst higher social groups (15.7%), 16 to 34 year olds (18.1%) and 35 to 54 year olds (18.2%).

Stockport inactivity by demographic