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Table 1 Structural features of the housing areas studieda

From: Correlates of local safety-related concerns in a Swedish Community: a cross-sectional study

  Setting Alpha Setting Beta Setting Gamma
Variable Alpha-house Alpha-flat Beta-mix Beta-flat Gamma-house Gamma-flat
Total populationb 1423 1918 1857 1680 794 1364
Residents by type of propertya       
   Blocks of flats (%) 10 (0.7) 1918 (100) 761 (41) 1675 (99.7) 0 1262 (93)
   Detached houses (%) 1413 (99.3) 0 1096 (59) 5 (0.3) 794 (100) 97 (7)
Period of constructiona 1966–1975 1966–1970 1951–1960 1966–1970 1971–75 1961–1965
Resident turnover (%)c 107 (7.5) 363 (18.1) 272 (14.4) 289 (17.4) 45 (5.8) 262 (18.4)
Motor-vehicle density (no./1000 inhabitants)d 430 270 380 303 464 291
Mean for whole municipality (index 100):       
   Gainfully employed 20–64 yearse 114 81 102 80 104 85
   Disposable income >20 yearse 131 77 95 66 122 75
   Housing allowancef 97 113 79 89 93 100
   Social allowanceg 48 109 84 124 27 131
   >12 years in school (%)b 264 (26.1) 126 (9.5) 281 (21.5) 142 (12) 98 (16.9) 98 (9.7)
High-income residents (%)h 222 (22) 44 (3.3) 202 (15.4) 35 (3) 81 (14) 39 (4)
  1. aData source: Statistics Sweden.
  2. bDate 30 September 2005.
  3. cResidents' turnover 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2005.
  4. dDate 31 December 2004.
  5. eINKOPAK, 2004.
  6. fHousing allowance for families with children (bostadsbidrag) as well as for pensioners (bostadstillägg).
  7. gThe social allowance should give a reasonable standard of living.
  8. hHigh income defined as ≥ 300,000 Swedish crowns (SEK)/year in 2004. US$1 = SEK6.6; EUR1 = SEK9.0; date 30 December 2004.