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Ages of the anthropometric data in PeopleSize 2020.

PeopleSize adjusts all its data to the most recent authoritative sources of stature and weight.  In general, weight is changing more over time than stature.

This table gives details about the year in which the surveys were carried out, the type of source, and the age and income groups available (income level is associated with certain trends in height and weight).  There can be lags of several years between measurements being taken and the data being published.

If you know of any more recent data, please let us know.

    Data survey year Source Income Age groups
Australia Australia 2017-18 Government health survey   18-25,25-50,18-39,40-64,18-64,65+,65-74,75+
Belgium Belgium 2005 Academic, scanning + self-reported    18-65,65-80,Children each year.
China China 2011 Government health survey   18-64, 18-15, 18-39, 25-50, 40-64, 65+ urban & rural populations
France France 2003-4 Clothing survey**   18-70
Germany Germany 2008-11 Government health survey   18-25,25-50,18-39,40-64,18-64,65+
Italy Italy 1999-2000 CAESAR scanning survey   18-65
Netherlands 1999-2000 CAESAR scanning survey 18-65
Japan Japan 2012 Government health survey   18-65
Sweden Sweden 2004-6 Academic   18-65
UK UK 2018 Government health survey Lo/Hi/All 18-25,25-50,18-39,40-64,18-64,65+,65-74,75+. Children each year. 
UK UK 2003-5 Government health survey   Infants, 3-month intervals
USA USA 2015-16 Government health survey Lo/Hi/All 18-25,25-50,18-39,40-64,18-64,65+,65-74,75+. Children each year.

** Clothing survey samples tend to be taller and lighter than the population as a whole.  However because this is the only source available for the French population, it has not been adjusted.

For more detail see the Adult Data pages in the Help System