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Demographics

Gender and Age

The majority of respondents were women, representing 61 per cent of the cohort compared to 38 per cent males (Chart 1).  The majority of respondents were of working age, with over half of the cohort (57%) falling within the 26 to 45 age range (Chart 2).  The demographic profile is similar to that reflected in the ESIS 2012 report.

Chart 1 - Gender

 

Chart 2 - Age Range

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Sixteen per cent of the cohort identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Chart 3), which represents a disproportionately high number (3% of total population, 2011 Census) [1]

Chart 3 - ATSI

The area in which I live

Over half of respondents live in metropolitan suburbs, with 21 percent living in rural towns and 15 per cent in regional centres.  Four per cent of the cohort lives in remote areas (Chart 4).

Areas

[1] ABS Australian Social Trends (April 2013) The ‘average’ Australian.  Issue no. 4102.0  Retrieved at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Main+Features30April+2013#back9 on 24/04/2013