Healthy eating and physical activity in children are important for good health, growth and development, and achieving a healthy weight. Children who are above a healthy weight are more likely to have poorer health and wellbeing compared to children of a healthy weight.

NSW Health publishes a range of data, interactive statistics and reports about childhood overweight and obesity. These are available to you below.

Information about maintaining your child’s healthy weight can be found at healthy eating and active living for children and Healthy Eating Active Living.

Open data

Key reports

Current as at: Monday 6 November 2023