Statistics and Indicators

Body mass index (BMI) - adults, by age group

  • Overall, 63.5% of adults in the ACT were classified as either overweight or obese in 2014–15; around 114,000 (39.1%) were overweight and 69,800 (23.9%) were obese.
  • Of ACT residents aged 45–54 years, more than 7 in 10 were classified as either overweight or obese, compared to 4 in 10 aged 18–24 years. The proportion of adults classified as overweight or obese increased with age but remained relatively stable after around 45 years.

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016. National Health Survey 2014-15: First Results. Category Number 4264.0.55.001. ABS, Canberra