A snapshot of the SMHS community

An older female patient lays in a hospital bed, with two nurses by her beside. 

SMHS catchment has an estimated population of

  • 647,574 people, or 25 per cent of WA’s population.
  • 41 per cent of the SMHS population is aged 15–44 years.
  • Aboriginal people account for 1.7 per cent of the SMHS population base, and a further 32 per cent are born overseas.
  • More than 67 per cent of adults are overweight or obese.

A female dietitan shows a a man and a women healthy food portion sizes.

  • 41.8 per cent of females and 29.3 per cent of males do not undertake sufficient physical activity.
  • 11.3 per cent of the adult population continue to smoke.
  • 39.7 per cent of adult males are reported as consuming alcohol at levels deemed high-risk of long term harm.
  • 49 per cent of adults do not eat two serves of fruit and 89 per cent do not eat five serves of vegetables each day.

Learn more about our community and our activities in our 2018–2019 annual report.