Electricity Gas and Water Supply
The Electricity, Gas and Water supply industry generally refers to those engaged in the provision of electricity; gas through mains systems; water; drainage; and sewage services.
Some things to consider when thinking about supporting and promoting healthy living activities in this industry include:
- While work in this sector is often physically demanding, there are many jobs that can involve large amounts of sedentary work, for example desk-based jobs.
Case Studies:Sydney Water
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, weight, 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|
NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average