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Table 1 Student survey (n = 645) demographics by intervention and comparison group and by school

From: Promoting proactive bystander responses to racism and racial discrimination in primary schools: a mixed methods evaluation of the ‘Speak Out Against Racism’ program pilot

  Total (n = 645) Comparison Intervention
School A (n = 81) School B (n = 171) Total
(n = 252)
Vic school A (n = 108) Vic school B (n = 111) NSW school A (n = 30) NSW school B (n = 144) Total
(n = 393)
School characteristics
 Socioeducational position (ICSEA) 914 1177 968 1104 924 937
 Students in lowest quarter of socioeducational position (%) 47 1 45 7 56 47
 Total enrolments 668 732 469 282 196 693
 Indigenous students (%) 32 0 0 1 9 17
 Language background other than English students (%) 7 55 70 14 74 4
Student characteristics
 Gender
  Female 332 (51.5%) 46 (56.8%) 81 (47.4%) 127 (50.4%) 55 (50.9%) 52 (46.8%) 15 (50.0%) 83 (57.6%) 205 (52.2%)
  Male 310 (48.1%) 35 (43.2%) 88 (51.5%) 123 (48.8%) 53 (49.1%) 59 (53.2%) 15 (50.0%) 60 (41.7%) 187 (47.6%)
 School year
  5 318 (49.4%) 41 (50.6%) 88 (51.8%) 129 (51.4%) 47 (43.5%) 63 (56.8%) 9 (30.0%) 70 (48.6%) 189 (48.1%)
  6 326 (50.6%) 40 (49.4%) 82 (48.2%) 122 (48.6%) 61 (56.5%) 48 (43.2%) 21 (70.0%) 74 (51.4%) 204 (51.9%)
 Ethnicity
  Indigenous 40 (6.2%) 15 (18.5%) 0 (0.0%) 15 (6.0%) 0 (0.0%) 5 (4.5%) 3 (10.0%) 17 (11.8%) 25 (6.4%)
  Middle Eastern, African, Pacific Islander, Latin American 62 (9.6%) 2 (2.5%) 10 (5.8%) 12 (4.8%) 32 (29.6%) 6 (5.4%) 10 (33.3%) 2 (1.4%) 50 (12.7%)
  Asian 135 (20.9%) 10 (12.3%) 70 (40.9%) 80 (31.7%) 38 (35.2%) 4 (3.6%) 7 (23.3%) 6 (4.2%) 55 (14.0%)
  Anglo/Euro 339 (52.6%) 42 (51.9%) 78 (45.6%) 120 (47.6%) 27 (25.0%) 82 (73.9%) 6 (20.0%) 104 (72.2%) 219 (55.7%)
  Other/missing 69 (10.7%) 12 (14.8%) 13 (7.6%) 25 (9.9%) 11 (10.2%) 14 (12.6%) 4 (13.3%) 15 (10.4%) 44 (11.2%)
 Country of birth
  Australia 523 (82.0%) 72 (88.9%) 133 (80.1%) 205 (83.0%) 66 (61.7%) 100 (90.9%) 14 (46.7%) 138 (95.8%) 318 (81.3%)
  Overseas 115 (18.0%) 9 (11.1%) 33 (19.9%) 42 (17.0%) 41 (38.3%) 10 (9.1%) 16 (53.3%) < 10 73 (18.7%)
 Religion
  Christian 253 (39.8%) 34 (43.6%) 97 (57.1%) 131 (52.8%) 24 (22.4%) 25 (23.4%) 12 (40.0%) 61 (42.7%) 122 (31.5%)
  Islam 44 (6.9%) 2 (2.6%) 3 (1.8%) 5 (2.0%) 24 (22.4%) 0 (0.0%) 14 (46.7%) 1 (0.7%) 39 (10.1%)
  Other religion 62 (9.8%) 8 (10.3%) 15 (8.8%) 23 (9.3%) 31 (29.0%) 3 (2.8%) 2 (6.7%) 3 (2.1%) 39 (10.1%)
  No religion 276 (43.5%) 34 (43.6%) 55 (32.4%) 89 (35.9%) 28 (26.2%) 79 (73.8%) 2 (6.7%) 78 (54.5%) 187 (48.3%)
  1. NSW New South Wales; Vic Victoria