Wigan Adult Activity Levels November 2019-20

The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England shows that 64.6% of adults in Wigan are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 172,500 adults moving. This is a decrease of 18,700 from 12 months ago.

Wigan Overview

The latest Active Lives data shows that there has been a significant decline in activity levels across Wigan in the last 12 months. 64.6% of adults in Wigan are now moving (active and fairly active), this equates to 172,500 adults. Since Active Lives launched, November 2015-16, the inactivity rate has increased by 2.8%, meanwhile in Greater Manchester the rate has increased by 2.6%.

When this latest release is combined with activity data on children and young people, 201,800 Wigan residents are moving.

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

Demographic data

The inactivity gender gap in Wigan is 6.7%

Since November 15/16 the gender gap has decreased by 2.3%. This change is due to a larger increase in inactivity amongst men (+4.0%) than women (+1.7%).

Learn more about activity levels related to gender here

The inactivity socio-economic gap in Wigan is 28.8%

Since November 15/16 the socio-economic gap has increased by 11.8%. This is a result of a decrease in inactivity amongst higher socio-economic groups, NS-SEC 1-2, (-4.6%) and an increase in inactivity amongst lower socio-economic groups, NS-SEC 6-8 (+7.2%).

Learn more about activity levels related to socio-economic status here

The inactivity disability gap in Wigan is 28.8%

Since November 15/16 the disability gap has increased by 5.4%. This change is due to a larger increase in inactivity amongst those with long term limiting disabilities (+5.9%) than those with no long term limiting disabilities (+0.5%).

Learn more about activity levels related to disability and long term health conditions here

The inactivity age gap in Wigan is 26.6%

Since November 15/16 the age gap has decreased by 18.8%. This change is due to a decrease in inactivity amongst over 75's (-4.7%) and an increase in inactivity amongst 16 to 34 year olds (+14.2%).

Learn more about activity levels related to age here

Ethnicity

Due to limited sample sizes we have limited ethnicity data across the Greater Manchester boroughs. In Wigan 34.3% of those from a White British background are inactive.

Learn more about activity levels related to ethnicity here

If you have questions about this data please email: [email protected]

All data is rounded to one decimal point, you can access the raw data here.

Published June 2021