Trafford Overview

20.6% inactive, 12.3% fairly active, 67.1% active

The latest Active Lives Release, May 2019/20, has seen a decrease (2.4%) in the inactive population in Trafford in the last 12 months. Trafford has seen the percentage of people moving, active for at least 30 minutes a week, increase by 6.6% 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, 173,100 Trafford residents are moving.

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

Inactivity Across Demographics

The largest inactivity gap amongst adults in Trafford is the disability gap with a 21.1% gap, the smallest is the gender gap with a 4.7% gap.

7.5% gender gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity gender gap in Trafford is 4.7%. This change is due to a greater rate of decrease in inactivity amongst women (-10.4%) than men (-2.9%).

5.3% disability gap decrease since Nov 15/16

The inactivity disability gap in Trafford is 21.1%. This is driven by a decrease in inactivity amongst those with a long term limiting disability (-10.4%) over twice that of those with no long term limiting disabilities (-5.1%)

Overall, the highest levels of inactivity in Trafford are amongst the over 75's (47.2%), those with long term limiting disabilities (38.4%) and those retired (36.2%). The lowest levels of inactivity are amongst those from a White Other background (15.1%), 35 to 54 year olds (15.1%) and higher social groups (15.8%).

Trafford inactivity by demographic