Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Manufacturing

Manufacturing relates to the physical or chemical transformation of materials or components into new products, whether the work is performed by power driven machines or by hand.

The Manufacturing industry employs approximately a tenth of the working population.

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%
Manufacturing
30%
55%
75%
60%
25%
53%
32%
28%

NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average