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Table 3 Perceptions of the neighbourhood connectedness and social capital (N = 28)

From: A pre-and-post study of an urban renewal program in a socially disadvantaged neighbourhood in Sydney, Australia

  Pre-intervention Post-intervention p-value
  n % n %  
Neighbourhood connectedness (Strongly agree/agree)
Most people can be trusted 16 57 13 46 0.58
I feel safe walking down my street after dark1 14 52 23 85 0.0039
My area has a reputation for being a safe place2 2 8 7 27 0.13
I feel as though I belong to this neighbourhood1 13 48 19 70 0.15
I am satisfied with my neighbourhood as a place to live1 17 63 20 74 0.55
Social capital (Yes)
People who come to live in this neighbourhood stay for a number of years rather than tend to move on3 3 13 13 54 0.013
Sad if have to leave the neighbourhood2 13 50 17 65 0.42
Volunteered in the last 3 months 10 36 10 36 1.00
Attended a community event in the last 6 months 16 57 16 57 1.00
Active member of a local organisation 12 43 10 36 0.77
Visited someone in neighbourhood in the last week 21 75 21 75 1.00
Run into friends at the local shops 24 86 28 100 0.13
  1. 1missing = 1; 2missing = 2; 3missing = 4