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Table 4 Median gross, and indicative low disposable household income, and affordability of different diets in Sydney and Canberra

From: A tale of two cities: the cost, price-differential and affordability of current and healthy diets in Sydney and Canberra, Australia

CitySydney
SEIFA QuintileQuintile 1 (most disadvantaged)Quintile 3Quintile 5 (least disadvantaged)
Diet type Current (unhealthy) dietHealthy (recommended) diet Current (unhealthy) dietHealthy (recommended) diet Current (unhealthy) dietHealthy (recommended) diet
 Income A$Cost A$Affordability (% income)Cost A$Affordability (% income)Income A$Cost A$Affordability (% income)Cost A$Affordability (% income)Income A$Cost A$Affordability (% income)Cost A$Affordability (% income)
Median gross household incomea1868.00704.4438%588.7532%3094.00729.4824%600.4719%4528.00754.8817%618.6914%
Low household disposable incomeb2234.68704.4432%588.7526%2234.68729.4833%600.4727%2234.68754.8834%618.6928%
CityCanberra
SEIFA QuintileQuintile 1 (most disadvantaged)Quintile 3Quintile 5 (least disadvantaged)
Diet type Current (unhealthy) dietHealthy (recommended) diet Current (unhealthy) dietHealthy (recommended) diet Current (unhealthy) dietHealthy (recommended) diet
 Income A$Cost A$Affordability (% income)Cost A$Affordability (% income)Income A$Cost A$Affordability (% income)Cost A$Affordability (% income)Income A$Cost A$Affordability (% income)Cost A$Affordability (% income)
Median gross household incomea3562.00762.9021%625.6218%4412.00752.7817%625.8314%6130.00767.9513%629.3710%
Low household disposable incomeb2234.68762.9034%625.6228%2234.68752.7834%625.8328%2234.68767.9534%629.3728%
  1. aMedian gross household income – the median income of a household within the SA2 areas surveyed for this quintile, sourced from ABS Community profiles
  2. bIndicative low household disposable income – the income determined for this household, including all appropriate payments and supplements, sourced from Department of Human Services website calculators. This calculation is not location dependent