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Demographics

Gender and age range

A total of 2,485 surveys were received. Non-response rates for each question is generally low and will be stated in each chart (1). The majority of respondents were women, representing 62% of the total (Chart 1). The majority of respondents were of working age, with 83% aged between 25 and 60 years of age (Chart 2). This is a similar profile to that detailed in the ESIS 2012 and 2013 reports. 

Chart 1 gender

Chart 2 Aged Range

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Fifteen per cent of the cohort identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders (Chart 3), which is significantly higher compare to the proportion of the Indigenous population in Australia (3%).(2)

Chart 3 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

The areas in which I live

The majority of respondents live in metropolitan suburbs (47%) and almost a quarter resided in major regional centres (23%). Twenty per cent lived in country towns and 4 per cent in remote areas (Chart 4).

Chart 4 The area in which I live

1. Non-response rates may be excluded from the calculations, but the number will be stated in each chart, abbreviated as NR. While most questions have a low NR rate, cautions should be made when using the information from a chart with a high NR rate. This will be indicated in relevant charts.
2. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011, Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, cat. No. 3238.0.55.001, viewed 6th May 2014, (http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3238.0.55.001).