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Kaedyn Cui , Stephanie Chow

Project Description

The most common action taken to address the rising cost of living is to change purchasing behavior. In the survey, 76.9% of respondents reported that their standard of living improved after changing their purchasing behavior. Of these success stories, 48.9% of respondents buy cheaper meat, and 48.8% buy frozen vegetables instead of fresh ones. 33.7% of respondents would buy bulk products to minimize food waste. More than two-thirds (69.8%) of the respondents indicated that they would choose lower quality ingredients in order to control their spending.
At the end of June 2007 there were 13,987 cafe and restaurant businesses operating in Australia. employed 145,546 people and generated income of $9,702.6 million during the 2006-07 financial year. During the 2006-07 financial year, which represented an average of $693,700 per business incurred expenses of $9,355.2m for the same period. 65.2% came from meals consumed on the premises.
Foodbox is a APP that having a platform for both vendors and Australian to handle their leftovers and cost. Restaurants provide their nearly expired meals or reminding lunch box to re-sell. Those re-sell meal will be listed in a cheaper price. Then it comes to un-branded random meal on customer's interface. Customers can pick the price range they can afford and buy. It creates a new eco-system.

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Data Story

As society progresses, the cost of living has increased and this has led to a change in the demand for food. The Tasmania Project Cost of Living Survey (TTP8) was open between 21 September and 9 October 2022. In it, 1,284 Tasmanians told us the types of expenses that were impacting them the most in terms of rising costs and the different things they were doing to manage rising costs. In it, 1,284 Tasmanians told us the types of expenses that were impacting them the most in terms of rising costs and the different things they were doing to manage rising costs. Through market research, our group found that 88.1% of people changed their food-related behaviors, with 76.9% of respondents changing their food-buying behaviors. This includes where they buy ingredients and what kind of food they buy. People are more likely to focus on time and effort saving purchasing methods or places to buy food, a result that can be a stressful part of life for Tasmanians with limited access to transportation. In the second group of data, 69.6% of respondents have changed their eating habits. The main factors were the amount of food eaten and the ratio of food quality to price. Of the 76.9% of respondents who changed their food purchasing behavior, they no longer buy high end ingredients, but choose to buy cheap discounted food, or go to fast food restaurants for their meals. 69.6% of respondents who changed their diet, instead of adding meat to every meal, spent more on the price of the ingredients. Even the 36.1% of respondents who grew their own food. With such a high percentage of demand, it can be analyzed that the Tasmanian food market is in need of a big change. The main goal of this change is to reduce food waste and improve the customer experience.
"The shortfall in Tasmania is around 10.5 million meals, now that's a rough number," Mr Clutterbuck said. This is also due to a change in eating habits. People want more than just food, they want to try new foods, and instead of just cooking at home, they're eating out. However, due to financial pressures, many people are not able to satisfy this demand. St Vincent de Paul Tasmania's chief executive Heather Kent told the committee demand for food relief from Vinnies had swelled to "large and alarming numbers". numbers". What's more, many parents who receive food from the van often save leftovers for their children's school lunches the next day in order to save money at home.


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Total revenue from eating out in Tasmania in Australia in FY 2016, by establishment type

Description of Use This statistic illustrates the total revenue from eating out in Tasmania in Australia in financial year 2016, by establishment type. According to the source, the total revenue of fast food outlets in Tasmania amounted to around 417 million Australian dollars in the 2016 financial year.

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The cost of food waste to the Australian economy is $36.6 billion a year

Description of Use Prove that the accessibility of our solution.

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Food demand in Australia: Trends and issues 2018

Description of Use Reduce the challenge in the long-term trend toward increased demand for meals out and fast foods is to ensure people have information about food attributes such as nutrition content. Reliable and well understood food product and service labelling may enhance nutrition security in Australia, and allow consumers to make food choices that are more closely aligned with their tastes and preferences (including in relation to nutrition and health), and wider circumstances, as well as contributing to reducing food waste.

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Food demand in Australia: Trends and food security issues

Description of Use Understanding the trend of Australia’s infrastructure and food export supply chains

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Restaurant and food service in Australia - statistics & facts

Description of Use The share market in comparison of states. How population affecting the numbers of restaurants and services.

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Description of Use Provide the data of income packs and how it gets affected after COVID.

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Description of Use We can take the data as the fundamental of how those restaurants operates.

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Inflation, inflation, inflation: How Tasmanians are coping with rising costs of living

Description of Use Understand the situration of Tasmanian's food cost and their actions in cost of living increasing.

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Description of Use Finding the supplier/restaurant of food/meals.

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Challenge Entries

Cost of Living Pressure NSW

Cost of living is key issue effecting many NSW citizens. What can data such as the rental bonds and fuel price data tell us about the impact and possible solutions?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Using open data to support Tasmanians

Rises in the cost of food, rent, and petrol have caused Tasmanians to draw on accumulated savings or term deposits to manage expenses. How can we use open data to identify areas where government support would be most impactful to support Tasmanians with the rising costs of living?

Go to Challenge | 4 teams have entered this challenge.

Finding potential donors to support families in need

How can we identify where families who might have second-hand baby and children's goods to donate live, and estimate the volume of goods that could be donated to families in need through organisations such as Roundabout?

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.