The latest Active Lives Release, May 2019/20, has seen an increase (2.1%) in the inactive population in Manchester in the last 12 months. Manchester has seen the percentage of people moving, active for at least 30 minutes a week, decrease by 1.1% since Active Lives began (November 2015/16) in comparison Greater Manchester as a whole has increased the moving population by 0.5% in the same time period.
The largest inactivity gap amongst adults in Manchester is the age gap with a 32.6% gap, the smallest is the gender gap with a 2.0% gap.
The inactivity disability gap in Manchester is 17.0%. This narrowing of the gap is a result of higher rates of inactivity amongst those with no long term limiting disabilities (+3.6%) and a decrease in inactivity amongst those with a long term limiting disability (-3.0%).
The inactivity socio-economic gap in Manchester is 21.3%. This decrease has been driven by an increase in inactivity amongst higher socio-economic groups (+0.9%) and a decrease in inactivity amongst lower socio-economic groups (-0.2%).
The inactivity age gap in Manchester is 32.6%. This decrease has been driven by an increase in inactivity amongst 16-34 year olds (+3.7%) and a decrease in inactivity amongst over 75's (-15.9%).
The inactivity gender gap in Manchester is 2.0%. This increase is a result of female inactivity increasing (+1.6%) at over three times the rate of male inactivity (+0.5%).
Overall, the largest inactivity gaps are amongst those not working - long term sick or disabled (58.0%), over 75's (54.7%) and those from a Black background (50.7%). The lowest levels of inactivity are amongst those from higher socio-economic groups (17.4%), NS-SEC 1-2, those from a White Other background (21.3%) and White British background (22.0%).