In the final week of August, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the final results of its latest round of its annual wellbeing survey, which gauges the health of the nation’s residents and visitors.
It is the most comprehensive survey to date, which measures the health in Australia of the population aged 16 and over, including health indicators including blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels, as well as lifestyle factors including the amount of exercise, the quality of food they eat, how they sleep and whether they are active.
The survey showed that Australians were healthier than the OECD average in every category of wellbeing.
The survey also found that Australians are healthier than other Western nations, including Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.
In particular, it showed that people in Australia had lower levels of obesity and diabetes than other western nations.
In addition, Australia had higher levels of total and cardiovascular mortality than other countries.
However, it also showed that those with high levels of mental health issues had significantly higher levels than those with lower levels.
For example, Australians with high mental health problems had significantly lower levels than people with lower mental health conditions.
Despite Australia’s high rates of mental illness and mental health, the survey did not show a significant increase in mental health.
It also showed an overall decrease in the prevalence of depression and anxiety, a number of the key factors that are linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
This is in contrast to other western countries, where the rate of depression is rising, and anxiety is declining.
According to the report, “Australian mental health is at a very high level” compared to the OECD, which has a prevalence of 23.5 per cent.
“The survey data shows that Australians who are depressed, have anxiety or have been in a mental health crisis are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, stroke and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer,” the ABS said in a statement.
The report also said that Australia’s rate of obesity, which is increasing at a faster rate than in the OECD and the US, is one of the leading factors behind this trend.
“We do not know the cause of this rising obesity rate in Australia, but it is possible that it is related to increased physical activity, which would be beneficial in terms of increasing our ability to control our obesity levels,” the report said.
While Australia’s obesity rate has been steadily increasing, it has not risen in tandem with the rise in physical activity levels.
This has led some experts to suggest that Australia is “at risk of a second obesity pandemic”, which could put pressure on the health system and put pressure to make changes to public policies.
In addition, it was noted that there was a “large discrepancy” between how much people were willing to pay for health care and how much they were willing pay for food.
In the last year, there was an “unprecedented increase in the number of people requesting food assistance and the proportion of people receiving food assistance that is provided by health care,” the survey said.
This was “particularly noticeable for people with mental health difficulties, which increased by 14.9 per cent,” and the number seeking mental health help in the last month was “the highest it has been in more than a decade.”
“This increased demand for mental health services, which may contribute to a worsening of mental wellbeing in this age group, has also resulted in a sharp increase in hospital admissions for depression and substance misuse, which have increased by 13.5 and 16.3 per cent, respectively,” the study said.
“These trends have been attributed to increased demand from the public and the increasing proportion of Australians seeking mental healthcare treatment, both of which may be associated with increased demand to the public health system for mental healthcare services.”
The ABS also pointed out that “the prevalence of chronic illnesses and conditions including asthma, arthritis and diabetes has increased dramatically”.
“The Australian Government and Health are making considerable efforts to reduce the burden of chronic illness, which includes obesity and chronic health conditions, on Australians,” the statement said.
But, it added, “Australia’s national statistics do not yet allow for the comparison of this to other countries, or to provide an accurate assessment of the prevalence and incidence of chronic conditions and conditions in the country”.
The report also noted that Australia had the highest rate of childhood obesity, and the highest rates of obesity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and those aged 15 to 24.
Australia has been under a national health care crisis since 2015, with many of the largest health services in the nation cut or closed due to the political and financial climate.
A number of key health measures, including the national smoking cessation program, the National Preventive Medicine Strategy and the national obesity reduction strategy, have been delayed or cancelled, and a number are being rolled back.
One key measure of health has been the introduction of the national mental health strategy, which aims to tackle mental health as a key