Overweight or obese adults in Wales 2015, by socio-economic class

This statistic displays the proportion of overweight or obese individuals by socio-economic class of household reference person (NS-SEC) in Wales in 2015. In this year, 55 percent of overweight/obese respondents had never worked or are long-term unemployed.

Proportion of overweight or obese adults in Wales in 2015, by socio-economic class

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Release date

June 2016


United Kingdom (Wales)

Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

* Unweighted bases n (managerial and professional)=5,088, n (Intermediate)= 2,714, n (routine and manual)= 5,631, n (never worked and long-term unemployed)= 368
The source adds: "bases vary, those shown are for the whole sample."

Based on national statistics socio-economic classification (NS-SEC).

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