Tameside Children & Young People Activity Levels Academic Year 18-19

In Tameside 55.7% of children and young people are not achieving an average of 60 active minutes per day, which means that just under half are doing enough activity to stay healthy.

Activity Levels Among Tameside's Children & Young People

44.3% of children in Tameside are now achieving an average of 60 minutes of physical activity a day, however, over half of the young people in Tameside are not achieving this which is particularly concerning. 

Tameside's Children & Young People

These figures are important as in Tameside:

36.2% of children finish primary school as either overweight or obese, we know that physical activity has a role to play in these figures and this was highlighted by the Chief Medical Officer with active travel and physical activity being highlighted as approaches to tackle childhood obesity.

25% of children are classified as living in poverty in Tameside (after housing costs) according to End Child Poverty, and whilst this is below the national figure of 30% this is still concerning. The Active Lives Survey shows us that those young people from less affluent households are more likely to be less active.