Activity Levels Amongst Children and Young People in Stockport

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) recommends that all children and young people achieve 60 minutes of physical activity a day, in Stockport just four in ten young people achieve this. Concerningly, four in ten do not even achieve 30 minutes of physical activity every day (less active), this is higher than both the national and Greater Manchester (GM) average.

The proportion of children moving (achieving an average of at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day) in Stockport has dropped significantly (-6.7%) since the Active Lives Children and Young People Survey launched in 2017/18. The borough has also seen a significant fall in the last year (-9.9%).

Line graph showing inactivity in Stockport and Greater Manchester

Published December 2021