The gap between male and female inactivity in Greater Manchester is 2.3% and has reduced by 0.8% since November 2015/16 (baseline). However, the narrowing of the gap is a result of increases in inactivity amongst both men and women with men's inactivity rising faster than women's (+2.3% v. +1.5%).

Line graph showing inactivity over time by gender

Borough Comparison

Greater Manchester has a gender inactivity gap over twice the national gap, 2.3% compared to 1.0%. There are just three boroughs, Bolton, Manchester, and Oldham, that have smaller gender gaps than seen nationally. Since baseline four of the boroughs, Salford, Stockport, Trafford, and Wigan, have seen the gender gap increase.

Horizontal bar graph showing gender inactivity gap by area

If you want to find out more about engaging women in physical activity take a look at Women in Sport’s website. Find out more about the relationship between gender and physical activity here.

More information on the latest Active Lives release can be found here.

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

Published November 2021