A History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-46


On an average the housewife who bought cakes the week preceding the investigation spent 7½d. per head per week on cakes for her household.

If no record of the family size is taken, and only the total amount spent by the housewife during the week on cakes is recorded, the following table

is obtained:

Table 7
Expenditure on cakes: % those who buy
Up to and including 1/- 21
1/-½d. to 2/- 22
2/-½d. to 3/- 13
3/-½d. to 4/- 8
4/-½d. and over 7
Unspecified 5
Did not buy last week 23
Sample: 1909

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