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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Northern Territory Market basket survey

 

Overview

The Northern Territory Market basket survey (MBS) was developed to enable those with an interest in food supply in remote communities to monitor food cost, availability, variety and quality in remote community stores. It enables information to be collected on particular aspects, such as:

The MBS includes a 'food basket' that consists of foods that meet the average energy and recommended nutrient needs of a hypothetical family of 6 people for a fortnight. The family is chosen to represent a cross-section of people who had important nutrient requirements because of their age and sex. The income for the hypothetical family was determined by obtaining Centrelink and Family Assistance figures from the Centrelink website

Abstract adapted from Northern Territory Department of Health

Contacts

Nutrition and Physical Activity Strategy Unit
NT Department of Health
Ph: (08) 8985 8021

Related publications

Department of Health and Community Services (2003)

Market basket survey of remote community stores in the Northern Territory, April - June 2003.

Casuarina: Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, Department of Health and Community Services

Turner C (2007)

Northern Territory Market Basket Survey 2006.

The Chronicle; 10(1): 5

Department of Health and Families Nutrition and Physical Activity (2010)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2009.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Department of Health and Families Nutrition and Physical Activity (2011)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2010.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Families

Department of Health Nutrition and Physical Activity (2011)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2011.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health (2013)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2012.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services (2007)

NT market basket survey 2007.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services

Northern Territory Department of Health and Families (2008)

NT market basket survey 2008.

Darwin: Northern Territory Government

Bowcock R, Roe E (1994)

The Kimberley market basket survey ten years on.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 18(5): 8-9

Evaluated publications

Northern Territory Department of Health (2013)

Northern Territory market basket survey 2012.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Links

 
Last updated: 20 November 2013
 
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