Survey Data  

SHARP Dummies NSSS was conducted with Professor Maciej Henneberg of the University of Adelaide measuring 1400 people and interviewing 5000 people, 2002.

Analysis has been undertaken and this is how Australian women measure up.

SampleAgeBMIMass (kg)Height (cm)
Berlei (1926)282359161.1
ABS (1995)~ 502667161.4
Perth502874162.5
Sydney482874162.6
Melbourne472874162.9
Canberra482873162.2
Adelaide502977162.4
Brisbane502873162.0

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If you are going to use this table of results, please acknowledge SHARP Dummies as the original source.

Many people are interested to know if Australians have changed over the years, and the answer is yes. Results indicate that we are slightly taller (1-2%) than our forebears and are 10 to 20% heavier. See table above.

Articles have been published exploring these changes in depth.

SHARP Dummies, in collaboration with the University of Adelaide, hosted a Hamamatsu Bodyline Scanner courtesy of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. Corporation, Japan and SDR Clinical Technology in 2004. SHARP Dummies now uses a Cyber Wear WBX whole body scanner.

Researchers involved in the SHARP Dummies National Size and Shape Survey

University of Adelaide logo
University of Adelaide:

Researches from the University of Adelaide contributed to the Project by volunteering academic staff and students trained in anatomical sciences. Professor Maciej Henneberg is the head of SHARP Dummies' research team and one of the leading organizers of the National Sizing Survey.

University of Western Australia
University of Western Australia

Researches from the University of Western Australia have contributed to the Project by volunteering academic staff and students trained in anatomical sciences. Dr. Jan Meyer is the head of the University of Western Australia research team.

University of Western Sydney
University of Western Sydney

Researches from the University of Western Sydney have contributed to the Project by volunteering academic staff and students trained in anatomical sciences. Dr. Robert Kidd is the head of the University of Western Sydney research team.