This release provides information from 2014–15 on a selection of health risk factors including risky alcohol consumption, insufficient physical activity and high blood pressure. Information is presented by Primary Health Network (PHN) areas across Australia.

Supplementary data tables and interactive data visualisations were updated in June 2018 to include age-standardised rates for comparative purposes.

This report was first published on the MyHealthyCommunities website.

  • Cat. no: HPF 13
Findings from this report:
  • Around 1 in 6 Australian adults (17%) reported lifetime risky alcohol consumption

  • Over half of Australian adults (56%) reported insufficient physical activity participation

  • Almost 1 in 3 Australian adults (34%) had high blood pressure