Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Communication Services

The Communication services industry generally refers to those providing postal, courier and telecommunication services.

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

  • The communications sector is diverse with a large number of desk-based workers as well as many technicians that work alone or in teams, away from their base.

The data below provides information on the health risks of the 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%
Communication Services
12%
51.5%
77%
58%
17%
48%
25%
30%

NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average