Share of obese boys and girls Australia 2014-2015, by age group

This statistic displays the distribution of obese boys and girls in Australia in 2014-2015, by age group. That year, about 5.5 percent of Australian girls and about 6 percent of boys aged between 8 and 11 years were obese.

Share of obese boys and girls in Australia in 2014-2015, by age group

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Source

Release date

December 2015

Region

Australia

Survey time period

July 2014 to June 2015

Number of respondents

4,033 respondents

Age group

2-17 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Study measures include the voluntary measurements of height, wight and waist circumference of respondents aged 2 years and over.
The Body Mass Indes (BMI) for children was used to define whether children were obese.
Only obese and not overweight children were included.
Figures have been estimated by the source.

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