Weight of white-collar workers above national average

QUEENSLAND and the Northern Territory share the title of having the nation’s fattest male white-collar workers.

The workers across the state and territory weighed in at an average of 90 kg, according to figures drawn from a database of 45,000 employees who took part in the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) in 2010.

In comparison, workers in Victoria and NSW recorded the lowest average weight of 86 kg.

“Queensland male workers were on average 6 kg heavier than the Australian Bureau of Statistics national average male weight of 84 kg,” GCC CEO Glenn Riseley said in a statement today.