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Table 1 Descriptive statistics: percentage green space and low income households, by city

From: Do low-income neighbourhoods have the least green space? A cross-sectional study of Australia’s most populous cities

  Total Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Perth Adelaide
N SA1s (%) 28,626 9,286 (32.4%) 8,600 (30.0%) 4,448 (15.5%) 3,699 (12.9%) 2,593 (9.1%)
Mean percentage green space (standard deviation) 15.1% (12.2%) 16.8% (13.2%) 12.7% (10.7%) 12.7% (10.7%) 17.3% (12.8%) 13.3% (11.8%)
Percentage green space (categories) N SA1s (%)
  0% 409 (1.4%) 52 (0.6%) 180 (2.1%) 57 (1.3%) 29 (0.8%) 91 (3.5%)
  1% – 9% 11,596 (40.5%) 3,237 (34.9%) 4,307 (50.1%) 1,661 (37.3%) 1,208 (32.7%) 1,183 (45.6%)
  10% – 19% 9,537 (33.3%) 3,307 (35.6%) 2,587 (30.1%) 1,591 (35.8%) 1,284 (34.7%) 768 (29.6%)
  20% – 39% 5,710 (20.0%) 2,108 (22.7%) 1,254 (14.6%) 944 (21.2%) 956 (25.8%) 448 (17.3%)
  ≥ 40% 1,374 (4.8%) 582 (6.3%) 272 (3.2%) 195 (4.4%) 222 (6.0%) 103 (4.0%)
Mean percentage low income householdsa (standard deviation) 9.1% (7.1%) 8.8% (7.5%) 9.5% (7.0%) 9.5% (7.0%) 8.4% (6.0%) 11.8% (8.0%)
Percentage low income householdsa (categories) N SA1s (%)
  0% 2,155 (7.5%) 844 (9.1%) 511 (5.9%) 462 (10.4%) 254 (6.9%) 84 (3.2%)
  1 – 4% 6,109 (21.3%) 2,139 (23.0%) 1,548 (18.0%) 1,187 (26.7%) 873 (23.6%) 362 (14.0%)
  5 – 9% 9,776 (34.2%) 3,126 (33.7%) 3,056 (35.5%) 1,500 (33.7%) 1,366 (36.9%) 728 (28.1%)
  10 – 19% 8,621 (30.1%) 2,468 (26.6%) 2,976 (34.6%) 1,067 (24.0%) 1,049 (28.4%) 1,061 (40.9%)
  20%+ 1,965 (6.9%) 709 (7.6%) 509 (5.9%) 232 (5.2%) 157 (4.2%) 358 (13.8%)
  1. alow income household is defined as having a household income < $21,000 in the 2011 Australian census.