The official list of Australia’s fattest towns has been released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with Tamworth taking the crown.

An astonishing 61.2 per cent of Tamworth’s population is obese, compared to a 31.3 per cent rate nationally. This is the equivalent to an average 172cm man weighing an incredible 90kg or more.

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Australia’s fattest towns at a glance (% of obese people)

  1. Tamworth West, NSW (61.2%)
  2. Bridgewater, TAS (57%)
  3. Davoren Park, SA (55.5%)
  4. Melton West, VIC (53.9%)
  5. Mount Druitt, NSW (52.8%)
  6. Smithfield/Elizabeth North, SA (52%)
  7. Kurri Kurri, NSW (51.9%)
  8. Redbank Plains, QLD (51.9%)
  9. Melton/Rockbank, VIC (51.7%)
  10. Moree, NSW (49.5%)
    Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics
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