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Table 3 Socio-demographic profiles of survey participants across neighbourhood activity centre types

From: Designing healthy communities: creating evidence on metrics for built environment features associated with walkable neighbourhood activity centres

Covariate    Walkability
   Overall (n=19,984) N (%) High (HW) (n=757) N (%) Moderate (MW) (n=9,259) N (%) Low (LW) (n=9,968) N (%)
Sex Male 9,516 (47.6) 361 (47.7) 4,344 (46.9) 4,811 (48.3)
Female 10,468 (52.4) 396 (52.3) 4,915 (53.1) 5.157 (51.7)
Agea   46.34 (17.1) 43.13 (15.8) 46.85 (17.6) 46.10 (16.6)
Studying Yes 2,179 (10.9) 128 (16.9) 1,097 (11.9) 954 (9.6) *
No 17,805 (89.1) 629 (83.1) 8,162 (88.2) 9.014 (90.4)
Occupation Unemployed 6,225 (31.2) 194 (25.6) 2,932 (31.7) 3,099 (31.1)*
Casual work 1,522 ( 7.6) 54 ( 7.1) 751 (8.1) 717 (7.2)
Part-time 3,053 (15.3) 115 (15.2) 1,405 (15.2) 1,533 (15.1)
Full-time 9,184 (46.0) 394 (52.1) 4,171 (45.1) 4,619 (46.3)
Household Structure Couple with children 7,755 (38.8) 437 (57.7) 3,867 (41.8) 3,451 (34.6) *
Couple without children 10,070 (50.1) 195 (25.8) 4,290 (46.3) 5,585 (56.0)
Other household structure 2,159 (10.8) 125 (16.5) 1,102 (11.9) 932 (9.4)
Income <$650 2,387 (11.9) 102 (13.5) 1,194 (12.9) 1,091 (11.0) *
$650-$1099 3,227 (16.2) 105 (13.9) 1,443 (15.6) 1,679 (16.8)
$1200-$1949 3,724 (18.6) 125 (16.5) 1,584 (17.1) 2,015 (20.2)
$1950-$2499 4,357 (21.8) 132 (17.4) 1,890 (20.4) 2,335 (23.4)
$2500+ 6,289 (31.5) 293 (38.7) 3,148 (34.0) 2,848 (28.6)
Own a motor vehicle Do not own a motor 946 ( 4.7) 139 (18.4) 609 ( 6.6) 198 ( 2.00) *
Own a motor vehicle 19,038 (95.3) 618 (81.6) 8,650 (93.4) 9,770 (98.0)
Area level disadvantage b High 5,545 (27.8) 128 (16.9) 2,535 (27.4) 2,882 (28.9) *
Medium 5,798 (29.0) 124 (16.4) 2,442 (26.4) 3,232 (32.4)
Low 8,641 (43.2) 505 (66.7) 4,282 (46.3) 3,854 (38.7)
  1. Statistical significance between clusters assessed using chi-squared tests for categorical variables and ANOVA for continuous variables: p<0.05
  2. Means and standard deviations presented
  3. Based on SEIFA IRSD deciles where 1-4 indicate higher levels of area based disadvantage, 5-7 is medium and 8-10 is low