Bolton Overview

27.8% inactive, 14.8% fairly active, 57.4% active

The latest results continue the positive average trend in Bolton where there has been an increase of 1.3% in the number of adults moving (active and fairly active) since Active Lives began in November 2015-16. This is a greater increase than the national average of 1.0% however it remains below the Greater Manchester increase of 2.3%.

Bolton Moving Population Compared to Greater Manchester Over Time

When this latest release is combined with activity data on children and young people, 189,400 Bolton residents are moving. Find out more about activity levels of children and young people in Bolton here.

Changes in inactivity

Since the first Active Lives release, (November 2015-16), Bolton has seen a decrease in inactivity across the majority of cohorts, the exceptions being males, 16-34 year olds, those with a disability, and medium income categories. The largest decreases in inactivity have been amongst over 75’s, a 7.6% decrease, 55-74 year olds, a 7.0% decrease, and females, a 4.5% decrease.

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