Rise in vegetarianism not halting the march of obesity

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Apr-19

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey shows that in the year to December 2018, nearly 2.5 million Australians (12.1% of the population) had diets of which the food is all, or almost all, vegetarian. This compares with less than 2.2 million (11.2%) in 2014. However, the rising level of vegetarianism in Australia has yet to stop the increasing trend towards obesity. Now 28.5% of Australians have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30 and are classified as ‘Obese’, up 2.1% points from four years ago. Some 2.7% of Australians are classified as ‘Underweight’, up 0.2% points from four years ago. ‘Underweight’ Australians have a BMI below 18.5. Meanwhile, analysis shows that Metrotechs (18.2%) and Aspirationals (13.1%) have a higher than average share of vegetarians among Roy Morgan’s Helix Personas communities.

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The slow but steady rise of vegetarianism in Australia

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 16-Aug-16

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey has found that the diet of 11.2 per cent of Australian adults (almost 2.1 million people) was all or almost all vegetarian in the year to March 2016. This compares with 9.7 per cent (1.7 million people) in the year to March 2012. The shift towards vegetarianism has been most striking in New South Wales; 12.4 per cent of people living in the state agree that "The food I eat is all, or almost all, vegetarian", up from 9.5 per cent in 2012. Tasmania has the highest proportion of residents who eat little or no meat (12.7 per cent, up from 12.2 per cent in 2012), while Queensland (9.2 per cent, up from 8.3 per cent) retains the distinction of being the state least inclined towards vegetarianism.

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