Oldham consists of seven neighbourhood areas; Chadderton, Failsworth & Hollinwood, East Oldham District, West Oldham District, Royton, Shaw & Crompton, Saddleworth & Lees.

Oldham is estimated to be home to over 224,900 people. The latest Active Lives results published by Sport England (November 2019-Nov 2020) shows that 66.2% of adults in Oldham are active for at least 30 minutes a week, this equates to 121,600 adults moving. However this is a decrease of 1,500 from 12 months ago and we need to all keep working together to support active lives for all in Oldham. 

Learn more about Oldham 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 Oldham 69.2% children and young people are moving 30 mins + per day.

For more information about children and young people’s physical activity levels in Oldham, 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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