Table 5.6: Adult food insecurity, 2017 to 2018, by age and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2017, 2018
Food insecuritya 2017 2018
% %
Men 16-44 Worried would run out of food 13 11
Ate less 11 9
Ran out of food 6 4
45-64 Worried would run out of food 6 9
Ate less 5 5
Ran out of food 4 3
65+ Worried would run out of food 1 1
Ate less 0 1
Ran out of food 0 0
All Worried would run out of food 8 9
Ate less 7 6
Ran out of food 4 3
Women 16-44 Worried would run out of food 13 13
Ate less 10 9
Ran out of food 6 4
45-64 Worried would run out of food 7 9
Ate less 6 7
Ran out of food 4 3
65+ Worried would run out of food 1 2
Ate less 1 1
Ran out of food 1 0
All Worried would run out of food 8 9
Ate less 7 6
Ran out of food 4 3
All adults 16-44 Worried would run out of food 13 12
Ate less 11 9
Ran out of food 6 4
45-64 Worried would run out of food 7 9
Ate less 6 6
Ran out of food 4 3
65+ Worried would run out of food 1 2
Ate less 1 1
Ran out of food 0 0
All Worried would run out of food 8 9
Ate less 7 6
Ran out of food 4 3
Unweighted bases Men 16-44 487 611
45-64 500 698
65+ 398 585
All 1385 1894
Women 16-44 681 907
45-64 659 888
65+ 496 707
All 1836 2502
All adults 16-44 1168 1518
45-64 1159 1586
65+ 894 1292
All 3221 4396
Weighted bases Men 16-44 705 952
45-64 533 726
65+ 308 432
All 1546 2111
Women 16-44 724 987
45-64 562 772
65+ 377 521
All 1663 2280
All adults 16-44 1429 1939
45-64 1095 1499
65+ 685 953
All 3209 4391

a The questions ask about food insecurity in the last 12 months… because of a lack of money or other resources


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