Where You Live Has A Huge Impact On Your Health

Data from Heart Foundation

Where You Live Has A Huge Impact On Your Health

Where you live really does impact on your health.

According to data from the Heart Foundation analysing hospital and health records, people who live in Sydney's richer areas - such as North Sydney, northern beaches and eastern suburbs - have some of the nation's healthiest hearts.

Furthermore, deaths from heart disease are 50 per cent higher in the poorer areas of Australia and 60 per cent higher in rural and remote areas.

Chief Executive of the Heart Foundation Adjunct Professor John Kelly said that this area-based division extended from lifestyle factors.

"Better heart health is associated with good education, reliable and secure employment, safe and affordable housing, accessible transport, affordable and healthy and food, and culturally appropriate health services and social support," he said.