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Table 1 Overview of survey respondents characteristics (weighted %)

From: Public attitudes to, and behaviours taken during, hot weather by vulnerable groups: results from a national survey in England

  BSA England population estimate All respondents
(n = 1872)
Not vulnerable
(n = 1422)
Potentially vulnerable (n = 307) Vulnerable
(n = 143)
Age % % % % %
18–24 11 9 11 7
25–34 17 17 19 15
35–44 17 17 20 15
45–54 18 17 19 17
55–64 14 16 16 26
65+ 22 28 15 20 100
Gender
 Male 48 48 47 47 56
 Female 52 52 53 53 44
Ethnic group
 White Not available 87 85 88 98
 Other Not available 13 15 12 2
Highest educational attainment
 Degree or equivalent 36 33 36 24 22
 A level or equivalent 19 22 25 17 14
 O level/CSE or equivalent 26 22 22 28 7
 Foreign or other 3 8 7 9 18
 No qualifications 17 15 10 23 39
Monthly household income
 Less than £1200 Not available 25 19 43 44
 £1201 - £2200 Not available 25 24 25 33
 £2201 - £3700 Not available 21 23 17 15
 £3701 or more Not available 29 34 15 8
Region
 North East 5 5 5 6 2
 North West 13 13 14 11 11
 Yorkshire & the Humber 10 10 9 10 15
 East Midlands 9 8 8 10 10
 West Midlands 10 10 9 10 14
 East of England 11 11 11 13 12
 London 16 15 16 15 5
 South East 16 16 17 16 16
 South West 10 11 10 9 16
Location
 Urban Not available 82 81 86 75
 Rural Not available 18 19 14 25
Household type
 Single person household 17 17 12 26 37
 Lone parent 4 4 4 3 0
 2 adults (no children) 36 35 34 27 57
 2 adults (with children) 21 23 26 20 0
 3+ adults (no children) 15 16 17 19 5
 3+ adults (with children) 7 6 7 5 0
Social grade
 Managerial/professional 38 41 43 30 37
 Intermediate 12 14 15 12 11
 Small employers/own account workers 9 8 7 10 8
 Lower supervisory/technical 8 8 7 14 10
 Semi-routine/routine 28 29 27 32 34
Health
 Good/very good Not available 65 75 24 60
 Fair Not available 26 25 28 32
 Bad/very bad Not available 9 0 48 8
Limiting longstanding illness (LLSI)
 No 69 67 83 9 45
 Does not affect day-to-day life 15 17 17 8 35
 Affects day-to-day life 16 16 0 83 20