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Table 4 Factor loadings from principle component factor analysis after oblique rotation

From: Development of two socioeconomic indices for Saudi Arabia

Variable Factor1 Factor2 Factor3
Educational status
 Illiterate & read/write −0.90   
 School degree 0.83   
 Diploma & university 0.80   
 Higher education 0.81   
Employment status
 In the labour force 0.64   −0.66
 Student   0.65 0.62
 Housewives −0.60   0.38
 Retired −0.60   
 Other employment −0.63   0.42
Type of housing
 Traditional house (TH) −0.70   0.30
 Villa   0.62  
 A floor in a TH or villa 0.41 0.41  
 Apartment 0.86 −0.36  
 Other type of housing −0.38   −0.81
Tenure of housing
 Home owned −0.75   0.43
 Home rented 0.89   
 Home provided    −0.81
 Other type of tenure   −0.32 0.30
Car ownership
 No car −0.45 −0.44  
 One car 0.48 −0.42 0.33
Household amenities
 Two or more cars   0.86  
 Phone available 0.80   
 TV available 0.75   
 PC available 0.90   
 Internet available 0.92   
 Library available 0.90   
 Satellite available 0.88   
 Video available 0.86   
 Video games available 0.91