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Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Physical Activity


This is the Physical Activity JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Behaviour and Access to Services section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.


  • For both indicators, men appear more active in Bolton than women, but for sports participation the female rate has been increasing;
  • The 5x30 PA indicator is likely an overestimation of the local picture;
  • There is an inequality gradient for physical activity in Bolton with the most deprived being the least active;
  • The Asian Indian and Asian Pakistani ethnicites are the least active in Bolton;
  • Physical activity is highest in the more affluent parts of Bolton to the North and West of the borough.

Information Type

JSNA Indicator Sheet

Geographical Level


Population Level



Public Health Intelligence Team, NHS Bolton


Physical Activity, Exercise, Participation

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