What explains high levels of food insecurity in Australia?

What explains high levels of food insecurity in Australia?

Using data from the Taking the Pulse of the Nation (TTPN) survey in Australia, this report found that young adults and women are experiencing higher levels food insecurity. (1)

“The incidence of financial stress is greatest among younger Australians aged 18-44. Whereas 26.8 percent of 18-44-year-olds are making ends meet or worse, [and] 14.8 percent of those 45 and over report the same.”

See the PDF report below for more detail and great infographic statistics.

References:

Botha F, Payne AA. High rates of food insecurity, but few Australians getting help. Taking the Pulse of the Nation (TTPN) Summary Report by the Melbourne Institute of the University of Melbourne. Oct 2022. Available at: https://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/ data/taking-the-pulse-of-the-nation-2022/food-insecurity

What explains high levels of food insecurity in Australia?
Summary Report by the Melbourne Institute - 2022

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