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Table 4 Demographic profile of FAMAS participants.

From: The Florey Adelaide Male Ageing Study (FAMAS): Design, procedures & participants

  FAMAS Census – NW Adel Census – Aus
  (n) (%) (n) (%) (n) (%)
Age       
35–44 271 22.7* 40,931 32.4 1,409,361 32.0
45–54 326 27.3 34,993 27.7 1,276,302 29.0
55–64 305 25.5* 24,271 9.2 884,786 20.1
65–80 293 24.5 32,409 20.6 835,577 19.0
Region of Birth       
Oceania 806 67.4 188,475 70.7 6,939,747 74.9
Australia 795 66.5 186,324 69.9 6,712,876 72.4
Other 11 0.9 2,151 0.8 226,871 2.4
Europe 345 28.9 49,510 18.6 1,077,073 11.6
UK &Ireland 218 18.2 26,230 9.8 545,146 5.9
Other 127 10.6 23,280 8.7 531,927 5.7
Asia 29 2.4 10,392 3.9 57,172 4.9
Africa 7 0.6 2,410 0.9 183,236 2.0
Americas 6 0.5 1,497 0.6 78,612 0.8
Other 0 0.0 216 0.1 8,653 0.1
Marital Status:       
Married or Living With a Partner 974 81.5 86,567 68.6 3,118,768 64.1
Separated/Divorced 126 10.5 19,891 15.8 623,689 16.6
Widowed 33 2.8 3,607 2.9 116,676 3.2
Never Married 60 5.0* 16,142 12.8 546,893 16.1
Employment Status:       
Employed-full time 597 50.0 71,567 48.5 2,210,528 47.9
Employed-part-time 111 9.3 13,681 9.3 477,007 10.3
Employed-self employed/not stated 42 3.5 1,795 1.2 77,849 1.7
Unemployed 32 2.7 5,992 4.1 173,473 3.8
Not in work force 405 33.9 50,555 34.2 1,474,897 32.0
Education:       
Any qualification post-school?       
Yes 850 71.1 46,025 35.8 2,977,559 41.0
No 338 28.3 71,721 55.7 3,532,760 48.6
Non-school qualification:       
Bachelor or higher 142 24.2 7,643 13.4 910,318 24.4
Trade 392 66.8 38,382 67.4 2,067,241 55.4
Other 48 8.2 10,907 19.2 752,225 20.2
  1. Census data was obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Basic Community Profiles for Australian, Northern Adelaide and Western Adelaide Statistical Divisions. Census data on employment status is available for all household males in the respective divisions aged 35 years or over. Census data on education includes all household males aged 15 years or over. * Denotes the category was statistically significant compared with Census 2001 data using standardised chi-squared cell residuals with magnitude < or > 3.
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