Bills bills bills!!! While we all know they are just a reality of life, it’s no secret that money, budgets and savings can cause stress, for even the calmest of mums and their families.
Here at The Healthy Mummy, we really try our best to help mums lose weight, tackle their health and cook for their family in budget-friendly ways.
We pride ourselves on equipping mums with the tools, resources and plans to see AWESOME WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS while sticking to budget friendly recipes, meal plans and exercise plans.
Given that BUDGET is a HUGE thing for mums, The Healthy Mummy recently surveyed approximately 2,000 mums in The Budget Survey to better understand HOW much mums were spending on groceries and how much disposable income they were left with each week (plus much, much more)
TOP THREE RESULTS FROM THE SURVEY
One of the most interesting results to come out of the survey is that over 60% of mums think the government should do more to help Aussie families with 30 per cent believing that healthy foods should be subsidised and junk foods taxed!
More than half the mums believe that eating healthily is more expensive than eating junk. Over 80 per cent have meal prepped to save money.
- Government – 63% of mums don’t think the Government do enough to help families on a budget
- Eating healthy – 53% of mums think eating healthy is more expensive than eating junk
- Over 80% have Meal Prepped to save money
We surveyed 2000 mums and 63% think the Government doesn’t do enough to help Aussie families
How should the Government help?
We asked what areas the government should do more to help families on a budget.
30 per cent think the government should subsidise health foods and tax junk goods and 24 per cent think the government should offer more tax cuts for families.
23 per cent should offer greater financial help with childcare and only 13% believe the government should over more financial help over maternity leave.
67 per cent of mums have less than $100 spare each week
Of the 2,000 mums who took part in the survey, 33 per cent of mums try to budget their finances weekly and after grocery shopping each week, a majority of mums (nearly 67 per cent) had less than $100 to spare every week
38 per cent of mums considered themselves as stay at home mums and 33 per cent worked part time. Nearly 40 per cent of mums also reported a household salary of $60,000 and less.
70% of mums spend $200 or less on their weekly food shop
When it comes to weekly food budgets, 33 per cent allocate between $150 and $200, 31 per cent allocate between $100 and $150 and 6% under $100. 32% spend OVER $200 per week.
After shopping, 37 per cent of mums have less than $100 to spare. Almost 37% per cent have less than $50.
Nearly 20 per cent have about $200 and only 11.9% per cent of mums have $250 plus.
53% think eating healthily is more expensive than eating junk food
Over 50% of mums said that BUDGET and TIME were considered the MAIN obstacles for achieving weight loss and health goals.
What’s more 53 per cent of mums still think eating healthily is too expensive and 50% per cent of mums admitted to sometimes turning to McDonalds for family budget meal deals.
The Healthy Mummy strongly believes there is a misconception that healthy eating is expensive and that it doesn’t have to be the case. Meal prepping is a fantastic way to save money and make healthy family meals.
Over 80% of mums surveyed have Meal Prepped to save money with almost 30% meal prepping regularly
Findings from the survey
- When it comes to saving money on takeaway, 87 per cent of mums purchase take away one a week, with 10 per cent purchasing takeaway twice a week and only 3 per cent more than 3 times per week.
- 40 per cent of mums believe catering for their toddler is the hardest.
- 27 per cent feel as though their hubby is the trickiest to cook for.
- 60 per cent of mums surveyed say they get paid fortnightly
- 70 per cent spend less than $200 a week on grocery shopping for the entire family
- 54 per cent of mums say they only grocery shop once a week whereas just 6 per cent grocery shop more than 3 times per week
- 57 per cent of mums reveal they use After Pay
- Only 13 percent said they use their credit card to buy something if they don’t have the money
Money in and money out
- 38 per cent of mums say their total household income is less than $60,000 per annum.
- 16 per cent have a total household income of $60,000 – $80,000.
- 15 per cent see somewhere between $100,000 and $120,000.
- At the end of each week 26 per cent of mums say they haven’t managed to save any money
- 38 per cent of the mums surveyed are stay at home mums.
- 33 per cent work part time, 18 per cent work full time and just under 8 per cent work from home.
- 63 per cent of mum don’t think the government are doing enough to help Aussie families
- 30 per cent of mums think the government should subsidise health foods and tax junk goods and 24 per cent think the government should offer more tax cuts for families.
- 23 per cent think the government should offer more tax cuts for families
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