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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the South Australian Health Omnibus Survey sample

From: Health-related quality of life measured using the EQ-5D–5L: South Australian population norms

Sample Total Males Females
N = 2,908 n = 1,422 n = 1,486
Age, mean (SD) 46.3 (18.9) 45.7 (18.6) 47.0 (19.1)
Age category, years, %
 15–24 15.9 16.7 15.2
 25–34 15.4 15.8 15.1
 35–44 16.5 16.8 16.3
 45–54 17.2 17.4 17.0
 55–64 15.2 15.3 15.2
 65–74 11.9 10.8 13.0
 75+ 7.8 7.3 8.2
Gender, % female 51.1   
Education attainment, %    
 Left school at ≤15 years of age 9.1 6.6 11.5
 Left school >15 years of age 21.5 19.0 24.0
 Trade, apprenticeship, certificate, diploma 36.5 42.5 30.7
 Degree or higher 22.4 21.1 23.6
 Still studying 10.2 10.2 10.1
 Not stated 0.3 0.5 0.1
Area of residence, %
 Metropolitan 74.4 75.5 73.6
 Regional 25.6 24.5 26.4
Country of birth, %
 Australia 73.5 74.1 72.9
 Europe 15.8 15.2 16.4
 Asia 7.1 7.7 6.4
 Other 3.5 2.7 4.2
 Not stated 0.1 0.1 0.1
Marital status, %
 Married/De Facto 61.5 63.4 59.9
 Never Married 24.7 27.7 21.8
 Separated/divorced 9.1 6.6 11.4
 Widowed 4.6 2.2 6.8
 Not stated 0.1 0.1 0.1
Employment status, %
 Full or part time 55.6 62.8 48.6
 Unemployed 3.3 3.2 3.4
 Not in the labour force 41.1 33.9 47.8
  Home Duties 5.5 0.4 10.4
  Retired 20.4 18.0 22.7
  Student 9.5 9.2 9.8
  Not working due to work-related injury or disability 4.1 4.7 3.4
  Other 1.6 1.6 1.5
  Not stated 0.1 0.1 0.1
Annual household income, %
 Up to $20,000 6.0 4.1 7.9
 $20,001–$40,000 12.8 11.2 14.4
 $40,001–$80,000 19.3 19.7 19.0
 $80,001–$120,000 15.1 16.2 14.0
 $120,001+ 20.1 23.8 16.6
 Not stated 26.7 25.0 28.2
  1. SD standard deviation