Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the participants

Characteristic

Academic Staff

General Staff

Students

Total

n = 360 (%)

n = 646 (%)

n = 1876 (%)

n = 2882 (%)


Sex

Male

193 (53.6)

199 (30.8)

914 (48.7)

1306 (45.3)

Female

162 (45.0)

429 (66.4)

930 (49.6)

1521 (52.8)

Not specified

5 (1.4)

18 (2.8)

32 (1.7)

55 (1.9)

Age group (years)

18-24

29 (8.1)

65 (10.1)

1393 (74.3)

1487 (51.6)

25-34

88 (24.4)

191 (29.6)

363 (19.3)

642 (22.3)

35-44

93 (25.8)

151 (23.4)

65 (3.5)

309 (10.7)

45-54

80 (22.2)

150 (23.2)

38 (2.0)

268 (9.3)

55-64

57 (15.8)

84 (13.0)

11 (0.6)

152 (5.3)

≥ 65

13 (3.6)

2 (0.3)

1 (0.1)

16 (0.6)

Not specified

0 (0.0)

3 (0.5)

5 (0.3)

8 (0.3)

Home/living arrangements

Live alone

41 (11.4)

97 (15.0)

116 (6.2)

254 (8.8)

Live with parents

25 (6.9)

71 (11.0)

846 (45.1)

942 (32.7)

Live with partner/spouse

126 (35.0)

192 (29.7)

197 (10.5)

515 (17.9)

Live in shared accommodation

27 (7.5)

76 (11.8)

516 (27.5)

619 (21.5)

Other

141 (39.2)

210 (32.5)

101 (5.4)

452 (15.7)

Not specified

0

0

100 (5.3)

100(3.4)

Country of birth

Australia

178 (49.4)

386 (59.8)

928 (49.5)

1492 (51.8)

Asia

42 (11.7)

82 (12.7)

628 (33.5)

752 (26.1)

Europe

75 (20.8)

90 (13.9)

149 (7.9)

314 (10.9)

Other

65 (18.1)

88 (13.6)

171 (9.1)

324 (11.2)

Time spent in Australia

≤ 2 years

30 (8.3)

22 (3.4)

311 (16.6)

363 (12.6)

3-5 years

24 (6.7)

26 (4.0)

206 (11.0)

256 (8.9)

6-10 years

32 (8.9)

38 (5.9)

117 (6.2)

187 (6.5)

>10 years

265 (73.6)

548 (84.8)

1214 (64.7)

2027 (70.3)

Not specified

9 (2.5)

12 (1.9)

28 (1.5)

49 (1.7)

Employment

Unemployed

0

0

820 (43.7)

820 (28.5)

Full time

274 (76.1)

493 (76.3)

200 (10.7)

967 (33.6)

Casual

26 (7.2)

52 (8.0)

567 (30.2)

645 (22.3)

Part-time

50 (13.9)

94 (14.6)

277 (14.8)

421 (14.6)

Not specified

10 (2.8)

7 (1.1)

12 (0.6)

29 (1)


Van et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:130   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-130

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