There are a number of subsets of the Greater Manchester population who are more likely to be inactive than others. We're working to reduce these inequalities to enable everyone across Greater Manchester to be physically active.

What are inequalities?

Inequalities exist were equal opportunities are not available for all. Common inequalities are disability, social deprivation, gender and ethnicity.

Inequalities across Greater Manchester

In Greater Manchester, 26.8% of the population are inactive. However there are subsets of the population who are more likely to be inactive.

  • Those with a disability are 43.9% more likely to be inactive, compared to 22.1% of non-disabled people. 
  • 27.9% of women and girls are inactive compared with 25.5% of men.
  • People in the lowest socio-economic status groups are twice as likely to be inactive as those in the highest groups.
  • People from ethnically diverse communities are more likely to be inactive.

For a more detailed picture of activity levels across Greater Manchester click here.

Our Focus Areas

  • Long Term Health Conditions
  • Social Inclusion through Housing Associations
  • Ethnically diverse communities
  • Women and girls

Our work in this area