Wigan has seven ‘Service Delivery Footprint’ areas; Wigan Central, Wigan North, South Wigan & Ashton North, Leigh, Ince Hindley Abram and Platt Bridge, Atherton Tyldesley & Mosley Common, Ashton Lowton & Golborne.
Wigan is estimated to be home to over 324,000 people. The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England (November 2019-Nov 2020) shows that 64.6% of adults in Wigan are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 172,500 adults moving. However this is a decrease of 18,700 from 12 months ago and we need to all keep working together to support active lives for all in Wigan.
Learn more about Wigan 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 Wigan 71.1% children and young people are moving 30 mins + per day.
Find more information about children and young people’s physical activity levels in Wigan 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.
As we continue to shine the light on the wonderful work across the sector in 2021, we take a look at Stephen's recovery from Covid-19 with the support from various teams within Wigan Council.
Wigan resident Deb West explains the role active travel plays in her life, and why it’s so important both for individual health and a greener planet