A new report from The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed Australia’s fattest industries, and the results might be an alarming wake-up call for you.
The report, commissioned by Jenny Craig, revealed the mining sector and rental, hiring and real estate services employed the greatest number of overweight or obese men with 80 per cent of workers considered ‘fat’, followed by the transport, postal and warehousing (74.8 per cent) and wholesale trade industries (69.7 per cent).
The statistics also found management and sales jobs were swamped with portly workers.
According to Jenny Craig dietitian Jenna O’Hanlon, “The most alarming statistic is for males aged 45 and over who work in sales. Six in every seven people in this category are overweight or obese.”
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Construction workers reported healthier figures, with 67.7 per cent of workers obese or overweight, as well as electricity, gas, water and waste services at 68.3 per cent.
For men, the healthiest occupation was accommodation and food services with 45.7 per cent considered overweight or obese.
The rates of obesity among women were far lower overall, but the ‘fattest’ industry among them was transport, postal and warehousing with 64.2 per cent. The healthiest industry for women was the professional, scientific and technical services with only 39.8 per cent of workers rated overweight or obese.
The top 10 fattest industries (male and female)
- Mining (78.2%)
- Transport, postal and warehousing (74.8%)
- Wholesale trade (69.7%)
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing (69.3%)
- Public administration and safety (68.4%)
- Manufacturing (67.3%)
- Financial and insurance services (65.2%)
- Construction (64.5%)
- Electricity, gas, water and waste services (64.3%)
- Rental, hiring and real estate services (63.7%)
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