Hunger in Australia - The Facts

Last Modified: Mon Aug 14 2017 08:58:34 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1 in 6
    Australians (18%) reported having experienced food insecurity at least once in the last 12 months. This means there has been a time when they didn’t have enough food for themselves or other family members and could not afford to buy more food.
  • 56%
    Percentage of affected people that have experienced food insecurity between 1-3 times over the last 12 months.
  • 12%
    Percentage of affected people that have reported it as a constant problem that they face.
  • 644,000
    people in Australia are receiving food aid each month from just one of its food charity (Foodbank) – a third of them children.
  • 49%
    Percentage of affected people seeking assistance from charities and community groups - thus making them the primary source for relief.
  • 43,000
    people seeking food relief are being turned away by charities each month as they are unable to cope with demand.
  • 3
    of the top reasons why people are experiencing food insecurity are: a) Not enough money in the first place, b) Unexpected expenses or large bills and c) Having to pay rent or the mortgage.