South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.
Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.
Target:82. Healthy weight:
Increase by five percentage points the proportion of South Australian adults and children at a healthy body weight by 2017
The proportion of South Australian adults who are a healthy weight has declined to 36.5% in 2016 from 38.8% in 2009 (the baseline year). In 2016, 39.1% of females and 33.9% of males were a healthy weight, continuing the trend of females having higher levels of healthy weight. The proportion of South Australian children who are a healthy weight has decreased to 71.8% in 2016 from 73.7% in 2009 (the baseline year).
SA Health continues to work to identify, implement and monitor best practice strategies to arrest this trend.