Q. In the past 12 months, did any of these happen to you because you were short of money?
Had to delay or cancel non-essential purchases e.g. holiday, going to a restaurant or movie, buying clothes
Could not pay electricity, gas or telephone bills on time
Could not pay mortgage or rent payments on time
Could not pay for car registration or insurance on time
Could not make minimum payment of your credit card
Pawned or sold something because you needed cash
Went without meals
Were unable to heat or cool your home
Sought financial assistance from friends or family
Sought financial assistance from welfare or community organisations
Yes; No, Not sure; Prefer not to say
Not sure and prefer not to say responses were excluded from analysis.
A copy of the ACT General Health Survey questionnaires can be found under the Epidemiology Survey Program tab within the Data Collection page: https://health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/data-and-publications/healthstats/data-collections.