Share of overweight and obese children Australia FY 2018, by age group

In the 2018 financial year, 17.7 percent of Australian children aged between 8 to 11 years old were overweight, and about 6.9 percent were obese. The age groups with the greatest share of obese children were 5 to 7 and 16 to 17 years old at 10.3 percent of each age group.

Share of overweight and obese children in Australia in financial year 2018, by age group

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

financial year 2018

Supplementary notes

Study measures include the voluntary measurements of height, weight and waist circumference of respondents aged 2 years and over.
The Body Mass Indes (BMI) for children was used to define whether children were overweight or obese.
Figures have been estimated by the source.
Australia's financial year runs from July 1 to June 30; for example, financial year 2017 starts on July 1, 2016 and ends on June 30, 2017.

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