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Physically inactive people (15 years & over)



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This FACT indicates the percentage of people aged 15 years and over that are physically inactive. State of Australian Cities 2010 noted that 33.5 per cent of the Australian population aged over 15 years was physically inactive in 2007-2008, up from 32.8 per cent in 2004-2005. Physical inactivity is estimated to cost the Australian economy about $13.8 billion a year (Medibank Private 2008), causing a host of related illnesses.

According to the State of Australian Cities 2011 Report, the city with the highest percentage of physically inactive people is Brisbane at 36 percent, with Adelaide ranking a close second at 35.5. The city with the most active population is Canberra (26 percent).

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Source: State of Australian Cities, 2011

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