Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the QSS sample and of Queensland, Australia. [8]

    QSS Sample

    Queensland

Age

18-34

13.0%

30.6%

35-44

20.0%

19.6%

45-54

20.3%

18.4%

55+

56.2%

31.4%

Sex

Male

50.2%

49.6%

Female

49.8%

50.4%

Employment Status*

Full-time

35.8%

38.1%

Part-time/Casual

19.4%

17.1%

Unemployed

3.2%

2.9%

Other/Not in Labour Force

40.1%

38.2%

Household Income*

$0-26,000

17.3%

18.3%

$26,001-52,000

14.1%

24.1%

$52,001-100,000

20.1%

31.5%

$100,001+

20.3%

14.7%

Marital Status*

Married/Partnered

75.2%

60.2%

Single

24.6%

39.8%


* The Australian Bureau of Statistics uses slightly different categories and thresholds than QSS 2009.

Brown et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:138   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-138

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