Table 5.8: Adult food insecurity, 2017/2018 combined, by household type

Base: Aged 16 and over 2017/2018 combined
Food insecuritya Single adults Single parent Single older Small family Older smaller family Large adult Small adult Large family
% % % % % % % %
Men Worried would run out of food 23 [8] 1 7 2 5 9 13
Ate less 19 - 1 5 1 3 7 10
Ran out of food 15 - 1 3 0 1 3 3
Women Worried would run out of food 18 27 2 9 2 6 9 12
Ate less 15 21 1 7 1 4 7 9
Ran out of food 9 13 0 3 0 2 3 5
All adults Worried would run out of food 21 25 2 8 2 5 9 12
Ate less 17 21 1 6 1 4 7 9
Ran out of food 12 13 1 3 0 1 3 4
Unweighted bases Men 485 17 237 446 743 372 766 213
Women 508 218 511 637 780 435 931 318
All adults 993 235 748 1083 1523 807 1697 531
Weighted bases Men 486 16 177 495 578 680 953 276
Women 413 160 391 600 578 552 933 314
All adults 899 175 568 1095 1155 1232 1885 589

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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