Australians living in rural and remote areas generally experience poorer health and welfare outcomes than people living in metropolitan areas. They have higher rates of chronic disease and mortality, have poorer access to health services, are more likely to engage in behaviours associated with poorer health, and are over-represented in the child protection and youth justice sectors.
More reports and statistics on rural & remote Australians can be found under Social determinants.
are 1.3 times as high in Remote and Very remote areas as in Major cities
due to land transport accidents is 5.4 times as high in rural and remote areas as in Major cities
people living in Outer regional and remote areas smoke daily
of people living in Outer regional or Remote areas do not get enough exercise
of people living in rural and remote areas have one or more chronic disease compared with 48% of those in Major cities
is 1.7 times as high in Remote areas as in Major cities
of people living in Outer regional or Remote areas are overweight or obese
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