Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Accommodation / Cafes / Restaurants

The Accommodation and Food services industry generally refers to those providing hospitality services in the form of accommodation, meals and drinks.

Some things to consider when thinking about supporting and promoting healthy living activities in this industry include:

  • The hours in this industry can be irregular and include shift and night work.
  • Work can also be stressful and fast-paced.
  • There is a high prevalence of part-time and casual employees in this industry.
The data below provides information on the health risks of people working in this industry compared to the entire working population with a focus on smoking, physical inactivity, nutrition and harmful alcohol consumption.

Prevalence of modifiable lifestyle risk factors

Analysis of all Persons aged 18 or more Current Smoker Inadequate Fruit & Veg intake Physical Inactivity BMI - Measured BMI - Measured Waist Circumference Waist Circumference Alcohol Increased Lifetime Risk
Overweight OR obese Obese Increased OR high risk High Risk
NATIONAL
22%
49%
71%
59%
23%
55%
31%
24%
Accommodation & Restaurants
27%
56%
74%
48%
17%
44%
27%
22%

NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average