Figure 2.5.3: Household food insecurity by household type with and without children
Percent of households, Middlesex-London and Ontario, 2009-14
Generally, Ontario households with children under the age of 18 were more food insecure (15.2%) than those households without children under 18 (10.4%). Middlesex-London was similar to Ontario (with children 13.9%; without children 11.2%)
Household food insecurity in female headed households with children under the age of 25 (29.9%) was also significantly higher than the overall percent of food insecure households (12.0%) in Middlesex-London for the combined years of 2009 to 2014. This was the same pattern in Ontario overall.