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

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

December 2018



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.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Obesity and overweightness in Italy"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.