This FACT indicates the proportion of major fast food chain restaurants in each Australian capital city, as a proportion of 10,000 people. While fast food is the generic term given to food that can be prepared and served quickly, and can always be taken away to be consumed off the premises, this indicator examines major fast food outlets registered inside the yellow pages across Australia.
The information for this indicator was taken from the yellow pages website in 2014. The city with the largest number of fast food restaurants per 10,000 people is Canberra, at 106.10 per 10,000. The city with the least is Sydney with 45.71 per 10,000. This indicator also appears in the Health category, and is ranked low to high due to the negative effects of over-consumption of fast food has on individuals’ health. In terms of a good food culture less reliance on mass produced food franchises and greater diversity of fresh food and ethnic choices is a must.