Australia’s 10 most overweight industries
The Australian Bureau of Statistics report, commissioned by Jenny Craig has found management jobs were swamped with fat workers. “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,” the weight loss organisation’s dietitian Jenna O’Hanlon said.Construction workers reported healthier figures, with 67.7 per cent of workers obese or overweight, similar to electricity, gas, water and waste services at 68.3 per cent. Accommodation and food services was men’s healthiest occupation with 45.7 per cent overweight or obese.The healthiest industry for women was professional, scientific and technical services with 39.8 per cent of workers overweight or obese.Overall, rates of obesity among women were far lower but the worst industry, transport, postal and warehousing, recorded 64.2 per cent of female workers as fat.
Research established the mining sector and rental, hiring and real estate services employ the greatest number of overweight or obese men with a staggering 80 per cent of workers fat.Obesity in Australia is a huge problem, with a government report last year finding that 2 in 3 of Australians are now overweight.More than 25% of kids in Australia are classified as obese.Obesity is a huge contributor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.Below is the list of industries that are widening workers’ waistlines have been revealed.
1. Mining 78.2%
2. Transport, postal and warehousing 74.8%
3. Wholesale trade 69.7%
4. Agriculture, forestry and fishing 69.3%
5. Public administration and safety 68.4%
6. Manufacturing 67.3%
7. Financial and insurance services 65.2%
8. Construction 64.5%
9. Electricity, gas, water and waste services 64.3%
10. Rental, hiring and real estate services 63.7%