Salford Overview

25.2% inactive, 10.9% fairly active, 63.9% active

The latest Active Lives Release, May 2019/20, has seen an increase (0.7%) in the inactive population in Salford in the last 12 months. Salford has seen the percentage of people moving, active for at least 30 minutes a week, increase by 5.9% 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.

When this latest release is combined with activity data on children and young people, 175,400 Salford residents are moving.

Find out more about activity levels of children and young people in Salford here.

Inactivity Across Demographics

The largest inactivity gap amongst adults in Salford is the age gap with a 35.3% gap, the smallest is the gender gap with a 1.6% gap.

1.1% gender gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity gender gap in Salford is 1.6%. This decrease has been driven by a decrease in inactivity amongst women (-6.7%) at a faster rate than the decrease amongst men (-5.6%).

5.3% socio-economic gap decrease since Nov 15/6

The inactivity socio-economic gap in Salford is 18.5%. This change is due to a large decrease in inactivity amongst lower social groups (-9.1%) than in higher social groups (-3.7%).

3.5% age gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity age gap in Salford is 35.3%. This change is due to a larger decrease in inactivity amongst over 75's (-8.9%) than in 16 to 34 year olds (-5.4%).

0.5% disability gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity disability gap in Salford is 23.1%. This small change is a result of a larger decrease in inactivity amongst those with a long term limiting disability (-6.0%) than those with no long term limiting disability (-5.4%).

Overall, the highest levels of inactivity in Salford are amongst the over 75's (50.9%), those with long term limiting disabilities  (43.9%) and Other ethnic backgrounds (37.7%). The lowest levels of inactivity are amongst 16 to 34 year olds (15.7%), higher social groups (16.0%) and those working full and part time (22.6%).

Salford inactivity by demographics