Townsville community’s demographic, epidemiological and social data were sourced online from credible sources searched via the Google search engine. “Townsville’s demographics” was used as the keyword when searching demographic and social data. The demographic and social data was sourced from Australia Bureau of Statistics website. The data on obesity distribution in Townsville was sourced online from the Australia Institute of Health welfare (AIHW). The keyword used was “Townsville obesity.” An online source documented by Riley provided the statistics of obesity distribution among adults and how it rose between 2007 and 2015. Besides, it highlighted how the proportion of adults adhering to bodily fitness activity course of action was worsening. A journal documented by Darby et al. was also used to obtain data on the rising prevalence of obesity in Townsville.
Townsville community gender distribution (Australia Bureau of Statistics, 2016).
Townsville community age distribution (Australia Bureau of Statistics, 2016).
|Age-Group||Number of People||Percentage of the Population|
|65 and above years||43601||19|
Townville community level of education distribution (Australia Bureau of Statistics, 2016).
|Education||Number of People||Percentage of the Population|
|No education attainment||654||0.3|
|High school and primary school||81239||43.3|
|Certificate level III and IV||37132||19.8|
|Diploma and advanced diploma||13339||7.1|
|Bachelor degree and above||26056||13.9|
Townville community employment distribution (Australia Bureau of Statistics, 2016).
|Employment||Number of People||Percentage of the Population|
|Away from work||5907||5|
Townville community waist circumference depicting high risks associated with metabolic complications (AIHW, 2019).
|Women||66 percent of women population|
|Men||60 percent of male population|
Townville community obesity distribution based on income distribution (AIHW, 2019).
|Low income||38 percent of Townsville’ low income population|
|High income||24 percent of Townsville’ high income population|
Townville community obesity distribution among adults (Riley, 2018).
|Adult Obesity||Obesity Prevalence percentage among Adults||Percentage Adhering to Physical Activity Guidelines|
AIHW. (2019). Overweight and obesity: an interactive overview. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/overweight-obesity/overweight-and-obesity-an-interactive-insight/data.
Australia Bureau of Statistics. (2016). Townsville 2016 quick stats. Retrieved from https://quickstats.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2016/quickstat/318.
Darby, A., Hay, P., Mond, J., Quirk, F., Buttner, P., & Kennedy, L. (2009). The rising prevalence of comorbid obesity and eating disorder behaviors from 1995 to 2005. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(2), 104–108. doi: 10.1002/eat.20601.
Riley, R. (2018). Townsville residents getting fat fastest in Australia. Retrieved from https://www.diabetesqld.org.au/media-centre/2018/january/townsville-residents-getting-fat-fastest-in-australia.aspx.