Bury is home to over 190,000 people and consists of six towns; Bury, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington, and Whitefield.

The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England (November 2019-Nov 2020) shows that 73.3% of adults in Bury are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 111,400 adults moving. However this is a decrease of 5,500 from 12 months ago and we need to all keep working together to support active lives for all in Bury.

Learn more about Bury's adult activity levels related to key demographic data such as gender, age and disability here.

Active Lives data (academic year 2019-20) also shows that *63.4% of children and young people in Greater Manchester are moving, achieving at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. In Bury 62.1% children and young people are moving 30 mins + per day.

For more information about children and young people’s physical activity levels in Bury, click here.

*Borough Level Data: Please note that this data should be interpreted with caution, Covid-19 had a significant impact on data collection and the caveats for the data can be found here.

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