Wigan Adult Activity Levels May 2018-19

70.3% of adults in Wigan are moving, at least 30 minutes a week, equivalent to 186,100 adults. This is an improvement since baseline (November 2015-16) of 2.9% and 9,600 adults.

Wigan activity levels

  • But has fluctuated in the last year:
    • in the last 12 months (since May 2017-18) an increase of 0.4% or 1,600 more adults moving
    • in the last 6 months (since November 2017-18) a decrease of 1.6%.
  • Wigan have closed the difference since baseline (November 2015-16) but are still below the Greater Manchester (GM) average of 73.3%.

Wigan % adults moving

There are significant inequalities in inactivity levels across people within a place.

  • Inactivity has decreased or stayed the same since 2015-16 for all demographics in Wigan below, apart from males, NS SEC 6-8 and 16-34 years.

  • It is highest for those aged 75+, those with a disability and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds (NS SEC 6-8).

Wigan activity levels by demographics

*Higher, Middle and Lower income categories in the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification

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