There are nearly a third of adults that are inactive (31.6%), which is above the GM and national averages, and equates to 57,100 adults in Oldham. Further over two fith's (44.4%) are not meeting the recommended amount of movement required to benefit their health, again above GM and national averages.

There are significant inequalities across people with a place. The socio-economic status (SES) and disability gaps have narrowed, whilst the gender gap has increased in Oldham. Whereas the trend at GM level has seen the gender, age and disability gaps narrow, but the SES gap remain the same.