Statistical data set

Family food datasets

Detailed annual statistics on family food and drink purchases.

These family food datasets contain more detailed information than the ‘Family Food’ report and mainly provide statistics from 2001 onwards. The UK household purchases and the UK household expenditure spreadsheets include statistics from 1974 onwards. These spreadsheets are updated annually when a new edition of the ‘Family Food’ report is published.

The ‘purchases’ spreadsheets give the average quantity of food and drink purchased per person per week for each food and drink category. The ‘nutrient intake’ spreadsheets give the average nutrient intake (eg energy, carbohydrates, protein, fat, fibre, minerals and vitamins) from food and drink per person per day. The ‘expenditure’ spreadsheets give the average amount spent in pence per person per week on each type of food and drink. Several different breakdowns are provided in addition to the UK averages including figures by region, income, household composition and characteristics of the household reference person.

UK

countries and regions (CR)

rural and urban (RU)

gross income quintile group (GIQ)

equivalised income decile group (EID)

household composition (HC)

age of household reference person (AGE)

age the household reference person ceased full-time education (AED)

ethnic origin group of the household reference person (EO)

occupation of the household reference person (OCC)

economic status of the household reference person (ECON)

Defra statistics: family food

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Published 13 December 2012
Last updated 26 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated all datasets with 2015/16 and 2016/17 data.
  2. Updated with datasets for 2015.
  3. Updated the Countries and Regions eating out purchases dataset to correct an error in the data.
  4. Updated the CR household purchases dataset to correct an error in the data.
  5. Amended Expenditure dataset under countries and regions section.
  6. Updated datasets to include figures for 2014.
  7. Updated datasets to include figures for 2013.
  8. All data sets updated to include figures for 2012.
  9. First published.