Stature and weight were taken from the National Health Survey of 2004-5, reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Because these are self-reported data, they were adjusted using ratios of measured to self-reported data from the National Health Survey and National Nutrition Survey of 1995, reported by McLennan and also published by the ABS. The 1995 measured data were scaled by the change in self-reported data from 1995 to 2005. Standard Deviations were derived from CVs carried over from UK data.

The ethnic mix of Australia is Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%, according to This is very similar to the UK - white (of which English 83.6%, Scottish 8.6%, Welsh 4.9%, Northern Irish 2.9%) 92.1%, black 2%, Indian 1.8%, Pakistani 1.3%, mixed 1.2%, other 1.6%, according to the 2001 Government census. Accordingly body proportions to stature and weight are taken to be the same as the UK, US and German populations.