Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Property and Business Services

The Property and Business services industry mainly refers to those engaged in renting and leasing assets as well as units engaged in providing a wide variety of business services.

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

  • Over a third of workers in the property and business services sector work more than 40 hours a week.

Case Studies:

King & Wood Mallesons (Law Firm)

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%
Property & Business Services
16%
49%
65%
56%
18%
51%
28%
25%

NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average