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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and mean mental well-being scores for respondents in the analytic sample

From: Individual socioeconomic position, neighbourhood disadvantage and mental well-being: a cross-sectional multilevel analysis of mid-age adults

N = 6721 individuals
N = 200 neighbourhoods
N % Mental well-being score
Mean 95% CI
Total sample 6721 100.0 50.7 50.5, 50.9
Sex
 Male 2872 42.7 50.3 50.0, 50.6
 Female 3849 57.3 51.0 50.8, 51.3
Age (y)
 40–46 1414 21.0 49.4 49.4, 50.2
 47–51 1434 21.3 49.7 49.3, 50.1
 52–56 1389 20.7 50.7 50.3, 51.2
 57–61 1300 19.3 51.4 50.9, 51.8
 62–70 1184 17.6 52.4 51.9, 52.9
Education     
 Bachelor’s degree and above 2201 32.7 51.6 51.3, 51.9
 Diploma/associate degree 772 11.5 51.3 50.8, 51.9
 Certificate (trade/business) 1179 17.5 50.8 50.4, 51.3
 No post-school qualification 2569 38.2 49.8 49.5, 50.1
Occupation
 Manager/professional 2187 32.5 51.4 51.1, 51.7
 White collar 1349 20.0 50.2 49.8, 50.7
 Blue collar 837 12.5 49.8 49.3, 50.3
 Home duties 382 5.7 51.0 50.2, 51.8
 Retired 811 12.1 52.4 51.8, 53.0
 Permanently unable to work 147 2.2 43.6 42.0, 45.2
 Unemployed 116 1.7 47.2 45.5, 48.9
 Not easily classifiable 892 13.3 50.7 50.1, 51.3
Annual household income
 A$130,000+ 1279 19.0 52.1 51.7, 52.5
 A$72,800–129,999 1744 25.9 51.0 50.7, 51.4
 A$52,000–72,799 947 14.1 50.0 49.6, 50.6
 A$26,000–51,599 1201 17.9 50.3 49.8, 50.7
 Less than A$25,999 736 10.9 48.5 47.8, 49.2
 Don’t know/ don’t want to answer 814 12.1 51.4 50.4, 52.0
Neighbourhood disadvantage
 Q1 (Least disadvantaged) 1732 25.8 51.6 51.2, 51.9
 Q2 1422 21.1 51.2 50.8, 51.6
 Q3 1372 20.4 50.5 50.1, 50.9
 Q4 1300 19.3 50.5 50.0, 50.9
 Q5 (Most disadvantaged) 895 13.3 49.1 48.5, 49.7
  1. Note y, years; Q, quartile