4364.0.55.007 - Australian Health Survey: Nutrition First Results - Foods and Nutrients, 2011-12  
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The Fats and Oils food group includes butters, dairy blends, margarines and other fats, such as animal-based fats.

Fats and oils were consumed by 46% of the population1, and was mostly made up of the 27% who had margarine and table spreads and the 15% who had butter. The majority (86%) of fats and oils consumed were reported as an addition to sandwiches or on bread/baked products, with a further 9% added to vegetables or salads. The age pattern of consumption followed a similar relative distribution as for Regular breads, and bread rolls, reflecting the close pairing of these foods see Table 4.1.


  1. Where people consumed oils and fats with cooked dishes, the oil or fat would be included in that dish rather than reported separately. Back