Obesity prevalence in England 2003-18, by gender

This statistic displays the prevalence of individuals who are obese in England from 2003 to 2018, by gender. In the year 2018, 26 percent of men and 29 percent of women were obese. Over the provided time period, the prevalence of obesity has been steadily increasing.

Prevalence of adults who are obese in England from 2003 to 2018, by gender

MenWomen
200322%23%
200423%23%
200522%24%
200624%24%
200724%24%
200824%25%
200922%24%
201026%26%
201124%26%
201224%25%
201326%24%
201424%27%
201527%27%
201626%27%
201727%30%
201826%29%
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2003 to 2018

Number of respondents

6,690*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men)= 3297; n (women)= 3,393.
Weighted bases: n (2017)= 6,570, n (2016)=6,566 n (2015)= 6,836, n (2014)= 7,034, n (2013) = 7,450, n (2012) =6,970, n (2011) = 7,008; n (2010) = 7,086; n (2009) = 4,100; n (2008) = 12,853; n (2007) = 5,991; n (2006) = 12,088; n (2005) = 6,328; n (2004) = 5,584; n (2003) = 13,089
The source provides the following information:
Overweight: 25 to less than 30 kilograms per meter squared.
** In 2016, the figure excludes morbidly obese: 20 kilograms per meter squared or more.

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