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Table 3 Context of Disability Discrimination and Avoidance, 2015

From: Discrimination and avoidance due to disability in Australia: evidence from a National Cross Sectional Survey

  15–29 30–44 45–59 60–74 75–84 85+ Total
Source of Discrimination (%)
 Employer 30.0 39.2   21.0 * 6.2 *** 0.0 *** 0.0 *** 24.0
 Work colleagues 23.2 16.2   16.0   7.6 *** 0.0 *** 0.0 *** 15.4
 Family or friends 29.5 26.0   21.8   15.6 ** 31.0   8.6   23.3
 Teacher or lecturer 17.7 3.4 *** 3.3 *** 0.0 *** 0.0 *** 0.0 *** 5.2
 Health staff (GP, nurse, hospital staff) 17.3 16.6   17.7   20.1   18.8   12.9   17.7
 Bus drivers/ rail staff/ taxi drivers 3.4 3.0   3.1   7.2   4.4   4.7   3.9
 Restaurant/ hospitality staff 5.1 7.7   3.2   5.7   4.4   9.4   5.2
 Sales assistants 11.9 8.7   10.9   12.7   12.9   0.0 *** 10.7
 Strangers in the street 21.9 21.7   18.7   20.4   37.2   23.7   20.9
 Other 20.7 22.0   27.4   33.5 * 17.7   45.3   25.8
 Number of Discrimination Sources 1.8 1.6   1.4 *** 1.3 *** 1.3 * 1.1 ** 1.5
Situations Avoided (%)
 Work 33.2 41.4   30.9   10.4 *** 2.1 *** 1.3 *** 24.1
 Visiting family or friends 42.0 48.6   43.8   33.4 * 25.3 *** 27.0 *** 39.5
 School, University or educational facility 22.5 11.4 *** 8.8 *** 3.5 *** 2.1 *** 0.0 *** 8.5
 Medical facilities (GP, dentist, hospital) 17.9 16.0   10.9 ** 6.8 *** 4.7 *** 5.5 *** 10.8
 Shops, banks etc. 34.1 37.1   36.2   26.8   29.6   33.2   33.0
 Restaurants, cafes or bars 31.9 33.0   32.2   26.0   29.8   34.6   30.6
 Public transport 22.6 23.5   24.8   24.2   25.7   37.1 * 24.7
 Public park or recreation venue 16.5 22.5 * 19.0   17.4   20.4   19.0   19.1
 Other social situations 57.7 56.8   50.3 * 42.3 *** 41.5 *** 41.7 ** 49.2
 Other public places 25.5 28.2   27.7   27.6   24.5   25.3   27.2
 Other 12.1 9.9   9.9   15.8 * 12.6   13.1   12.1
 Number of Situations Avoided 3.2 3.3   2.9 * 2.3 *** 2.2 *** 2.4 *** 2.8
  1. Notes: - comparison category for Wald tests of proportions; ***p < 0.001 **p < 0.01 *p < 0.05. % weighted percentages