Bury Overview

22.8% inactive, 13.3% fairly active, 64.0% active

These results continue the positive trend in Bury where there has been an increase of 3.7% in the number of adults moving (active and fairly active) since Active Lives launched in November 2015-16. This is a greater increase than both England (1.0%) and Greater Manchester (2.3%). 

Bury Moving Population Compared to Greater Manchester Over Time

When this latest release is combined with activity data on children and young people, 133,300 Bury residents are moving. Find out more about activity levels of children and young people in Bury here.

Changes in inactivity

Since the first Active Lives release, (November 2015-16), Bury has seen a decrease in inactivity levels across the majority of cohorts. The exception to this being those from lower income categories. The largest decreases in inactivity have been amongst those in middle income categories with an 8.2% decrease, males, a 6.7% decrease, and those aged 35-54, a 5.3% decrease.

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