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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants (N = 492)

From: Profiling the variability and inequity in the residential environment in Cyprus according to citizens’ ratings: a cross-sectional internet-based “Place Standard” survey

Variable Variable Categories N % 2011 census† 2011 census – ages 25–64
Gender Male 182 37.0% 48.6% 47.8%
Female 307 62.4% 51.4% 52.2%
Not reported 3 0.6%   
Age  < 25 16 3.3% 30.6%  
25–34 130 26.4% 17.1% 30.5%
35–44 166 33.7% 14.5% 25.8%
45–54 76 15.4% 13.5% 24.0%
55–64 74 15.0% 11.0% 19.7%
65 +  26 5.3% 13.3%  
Not reported 4 0.8%   
Nationality Cypriot 447 90.9% 79.4% 68.7%
Not Cypriot 42 8.5% 20.3% 30.5%
Not reported 3 0.6%   
Marital status Married/Cohabiting 336 68.3% 50.0% 71.5%
Single 117 23.8% 41.0% 19.7%
Divorced/ Widowed 36 7.3% 8.2% 7.8%
Not reported 3 0.6%   
Household size Single-person 67 13.6% 20.8% 17.9%
Two-person household 120 24.4% 30.9% 22.9%
Three-person household 121 24.6% 18.2% 20.1%
Four-person household 131 26.6% 17.5% 22.5%
 ≥ 5-person household 48 9.8% 12.6% 16.5%
Not reported 5 1.0%   
Educational attainment Up to secondary 40 8.1% 67.6% 59.3%
Tertiary-College 51 10.4% 10.3% 12.8%
Tertiary-University 143 29.1% 14.6% 18.1%
Postgraduate degree 208 42.3% 5.1% 6.9%
Doctoral degree 47 9.6% 0.5% 0.7%
Not reported 3 0.6%   
Employment status Full-time employment 357 72.6% 52.6% 79.5%
Part-time employment 55 11.2%
Unemployment 17 3.5% 6.5% 7.6%
Not active/ Retired 60 12.2% 38.4% 18.9%
Not reported 3 0.6%   
Financial difficulties ¥ No 312 63.4%   
Yes 177 36.0%   
Not reported 3 0.6%   
House tenure ‡ Owner-occupied 371 75.4% 67.8% 67.9%
Privately renting 100 20.3% 19.5% 22.4%
Other 18 3.7% 11.6% 8.4%
Not reported 3 0.6%   
House type ‡ Detached 219 44.5% 40.1%  
Semi-detached 112 22.8% 21.2%  
Block of ≤ 8 apartments 85 17.3% 28.7%  
Block of > 8 apartments 73 14.8%  
Not reported 3 0.6%   
Residence in current address¥ More than 10 years 258 52.4%   
5–10 years 92 18.8%   
3–5 years 47 9.6%   
1–3 years 61 12.4%   
Less than 1 year 31 6.3%   
Not reported 3 0.6%   
District of residence Nicosia 216 43.9% 38.9% 39.6%
Limassol 225 45.7% 28.0% 27.9%
Other 51 10.4% 33.1% 32.5%
Urban–Rural Urban 421 85.6% 67.4% 68.7%
Rural 71 14.4% 32.6% 31.3%
  1. Educational attainment and employment status refer to the population over 15 years of age, the rest of the variables refer to all age groups. ‡ Census estimates for house tenure and type are expressed as a proportion of total number of households and not population. Estimates for housing type by age-group of interest was not readily available in the 2011 census reported figures. ¥ Proportion of people reporting financial difficulties and length of residence in current address are not available from the 2011 Cypriot census