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Feb
13

Soft drink consumption Southern Cross health and wellness survey

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 by Aimee Bourke

Southern Cross Health Society conducted a survey of over 2000 New Zealanders on their consumption of soft drinks.

The survey found that:

The average consumption of soft drink in New Zealand is two servings per week

Males drink more soft drink than females

The largest consumers per week are those New Zealanders aged under 40 years and those with a household income of $70,000-$100,000

Servings per week

Total New Zealanders

Gender

Age

Household Income

Male

Female

<30 years

30 to 39 years

40 to 49 years

50+ years

Under $50k p.a.

$50-$70k p.a.

$70-$100k p.a.

Over $100k p.a.

0

47%

45%

48%

29%

36%

42%

64%

50%

47%

40%

45%

1

16%

15%

16%

18%

19%

20%

11%

16%

16%

17%

12%

2

10%

11%

10%

16%

12%

10%

7%

10%

12%

8%

13%

3

7%

7%

6%

9%

8%

8%

4%

6%

7%

8%

8%

4

5%

5%

4%

7%

5%

3%

4%

4%

6%

6%

2%

Five plus

16%

17%

15%

21%

20%

17%

11%

14%

13%

22%

19%

About the survey:

An online survey amongst 2,006 randomly selected New Zealanders was conducted by TNS on behalf of Southern Cross in September 2012

Responses were weighted to be representative of the New Zealand over 15 population by age, gender and region

Due to rounding in the survey data, some of the columns in the table supplied add up to either 99% or 101%, rather than 100%.