Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Wholesale Trade

The Wholesale industry mainly refers to those engaged in the purchase and onselling of goods, without significant transformation, to businesses.

The wholesale trade industry is an important industry in Australia, employing approximately 4% of the working population and contributing to around 5% of the national economy.

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%
Wholesale Trade
22%
56%
74%
63%
30%
62%
39%
32%

NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average