Official Statistics

Family Food historic reports

Historic National Food Survey reports from 1940 to 1984.

Documents

Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1984

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1983

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1982

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1981

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1980

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1979

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1978

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1977

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1976

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1975

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1974

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1973

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1972

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1970 and 1971

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1969

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1968

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1967

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1966

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1965

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1964

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1963

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1962

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1961

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1960

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1959

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1958

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1957

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1956

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1955

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1954

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1953

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1952

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1951

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Domestic Food Consumption and Expenditure 1950

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Studies In Urban Household Diets 1944-1949

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The Urban Working-Class Household Diet 1940-1949

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The National Food Survey (NFS) was originally set up in 1940 to monitor the adequacy of the diet of urban working class households. It evolved into a continuous sampling enquiry into the domestic food consumption and expenditure of all private households, regardless of class. In 2000 the National Food Survey and Family Expenditure Survey were merged into the Expenditure and Food Survey, and subsequently became known as the Family Food Module of the Living Costs and Food Survey. A full timeline of the evolution of the survey is available here.

Survey results and data in electronic form are only available from 1974 onwards. The original survey report publications covering 1940 to 1984 are available here. A number of these files have been sourced from HathiTrust, and we acknowledge their assistance in making these documents available.

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