Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Finance and Insurance

The Finance and Insurance industry generally refers to those engaged in the provision of finance and insurance services.

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

  • The work in this sector tends to mainly be desk based.
  • Approximately a third of workers in the finance and insurance sector work more than 40 hours a week.

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%
Finance & Insurance
20%
53%
66%
63%
22%
53%
28%
24%

NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average