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Quality Food is too Expensive to Afford: 1 in 2 Tasmanians are Food Insecure in 2022 Due to the Rising Cost of Living

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Kent, K and Murray, S and Kocar, S and Seivwright, A and Visentin, D, Quality Food is too Expensive to Afford: 1 in 2 Tasmanians are Food Insecure in 2022 Due to the Rising Cost of Living, The Tasmania Project Report, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia, 61, pp. 1-18. (2022) [Report Other]


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Abstract

The Tasmania Project Cost of Living Survey (TTP8) was open between 21 September and 9 October 2022. The survey asked respondents, Tasmanians aged 18 and over, a variety of questions about how they were coping with rising costs of living (for an overview of the full survey results see the report by Seivwright & Kocar (2022)). The survey also used the USDA Household Food Security Survey Module 6-item short form to determine the prevalence and severity of food insecurity. The methodology for measuring and calculating food security status, including the survey questions, is outlined at the end of this report. A total of 1,284 responses were collected. The sample was more than two-thirds female (67.8%), skewed older (53.0% aged 55 and over), and educated (87.3% with post-secondary qualifications). Half the sample resided in the Hobart Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4), 19.5% in Launceston and North East, 17.8% in West and North West and 11.1% in South East. The data were weighted against these variables to ensure that the sample is more demographically representative of Tasmanian residents, overall. For detailed information about the methodology used to weight the data, please see the accompanying Technical Report (Kocar, 2022). All results presented in tables and figures in this report are based on weighted data.

Item Details

Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:food security, inflation, cost of living
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Nutrition and dietetics
Research Field:Public health nutrition
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Nutrition
UTAS Author:Kent, K (Dr Katherine Kent)
UTAS Author:Murray, S (Ms Sandra Murray)
UTAS Author:Kocar, S (Dr Sebastian Kocar)
UTAS Author:Seivwright, A (Dr Ami Seivwright)
UTAS Author:Visentin, D (Dr Denis Visentin)
ID Code:155688
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:CALE Research Institute
Deposited On:2023-03-06
Last Modified:2023-03-07
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