Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Transport and Storage

The Transport and Storage industry generally refers to those engaged in providing transportation of passengers and freight by road, rail, water or air and services related to transport such as car parking.

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

  • While the work in this sector can involve travelling long distances, often it is very sedentary.

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, weight, 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%
Transport & Storage
29%
54%
79%
71%
29%
62%
37%
26%

NOTE: Highlighted items are significantly different from the national average