Determinants of health are factors that influence how likely we are to stay healthy or to become ill or injured. Many of the key drivers of health reside in our everyday living and working conditions – the circumstances in which we grow, live, work and age. These social determinants can strengthen or undermine the health of individuals and communities.

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Children had higher rates of overweight or obesity if their parent had not completed secondary school

Adult overweight or obesity was about 1.2 times higher for those paying off a mortgage than those who owned their home

In 2011–12 and 2014–15, adult obesity was 1.3 times higher for those paying rent as for those who owned their home

More reports and statistics on social determinants can be found under Men & women, Rural & remote Australians and Children & youth.