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Table 3 Univariable analyses of overall wellbeing and covariates (socio-demographic)

From: Population levels of wellbeing and the association with social capital

  Total Good wellbeing Scoring neither well or badly Poor wellbeing P value
  n n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)  
COVARIATES
Sex
 Male 2653 1357 51.2 (48.1–54.2) 923 34.8 (31.9–37.8) 373 14.1 (11.7–16.7) 0.014
 Female 2811 1610 57.3 (54.8–59.7) 841 29.9 (27.7–32.2) 360 12.8 (11.2–14.6)  
Age group
 18–24 551 230 41.8 (35.8–48.1) 226 40.9 (34.9–47.3) 95 17.2 (13.2–22.3) <0.001
 25–34 910 421 46.3 (38.8–53.9) 296 32.5 (26.1–39.6) 193 21.2 (15.4–28.5)  
 35–44 972 521 53.6 (48.4–58.7) 332 34.1 (29.4–39.2) 119 12.3 (9.3–16.1)  
 45–54 1005 500 49.7 (45.4–54.0) 365 36.4 (32.2–40.8) 140 13.9 (11.3–17.0)  
 55–64 897 542 60.4 (57.6–63.3) 257 28.6 (26.1–31.4) 98 10.9 (9.3–12.8)  
 65–74 595 410 68.9 (66.3–71.3) 135 22.7 (20.5–25.1) 50 8.4 (7.0–9.9)  
 75+ 535 344 64.3 (61.4–67.1) 153 28.6 (26.0–31.5) 38 7.1 (5.7–8.7)  
Area of residence
 Metropolitan area 3985 2103 52.8 (50.3–55.2) 1304 32.7 (30.5–35.0) 577 14.5 (12.7–16.5) 0.008
 Rural Centres 1409 825 58.6 (55.3–61.7) 435 30.8 (27.8–34.1) 149 10.6 (8.9–12.6)  
 Remote Areas 70 39 55.7 (42.7–68.0) 25 35.7 (24.4–48.8) 6 8.6 (3.7–18.5)  
Marital status
 Married/De facto 3593 2144 59.7 (57.2–62.1) 1058 29.4 (27.3–31.7) 391 10.9 (9.3–12.8) <0.001
 Separated/Divorced 368 170 46.1 (41.1–51.2) 142 38.7 (33.7–43.9) 56 15.2 (12.0–19.1)  
 Widowed 268 157 58.6 (54.9–62.3) 84 31.4 (28.0–35.0) 27 10 (8.1–12.3)  
 Never married 1227 493 40.2 (35.4–45.1) 478 39 (34.4–43.8) 256 20.9 (17.2–25.1)  
Country of birth
 Australia 4279 2344 54.8 (52.6–57.0) 1363 31.9 (29.8–33.9) 572 13.4 (11.9–15.1) 0.481
 UK and Ireland 554 307 55.5 (50.3–60.6) 175 31.7 (27.0–36.8) 71 12.8 (9.6–16.8)  
 Other 630 316 50.2 (43.3–57.0) 225 35.8 (29.4–42.7) 88 14 (8.9–21.4)  
Educational attainment
 Up to secondary 2386 1250 52.4 (49.7–55.1) 790 33.1 (30.5–35.8) 346 14.5 (12.6–16.7) 0.156
 Trade, Apprenticeship, Certificate, Diploma 1662 935 56.3 (52.6–59.9) 493 29.7 (26.5–33.0) 233 14 (11.6–17.0)  
 Degree or higher 1411 778 55.2 (50.8–59.5) 480 34 (30.1–38.3) 152 10.8 (7.8–14.7)  
Number of adults
 1 698 338 48.3 (45.3–51.4) 247 35.4 (32.4–38.4) 114 16.3 (13.8–19.2) <0.001
 2 2970 1746 58.8 (56.3–61.3) 892 30.0 (27.7–32.5) 332 11.2 (9.7–12.9)  
 3 or more 1796 884 49.2 (45.1–53.4) 625 34.8 (31.1–38.8) 287 16.0 (12.8–19.7)  
Household money situation
 Spending more than getting to some money left but spend it 1268 484 38.2 (34.5–42.0) 527 41.6 (37.7–45.6) 257 20.3 (17.4–23.5) <0.001
 Save a bit to save a lot 3903 2337 59.9 (57.5–62.2) 1126 28.8 (26.8–31.0) 440 11.3 (9.6–13.2)  
 Not stated 293 147 50.1 (42.2–57.9) 111 37.8 (30.2–46.1) 36 12.1 (7.6–18.9)  
 OVERALL 5464 2968 54.3 (52.3–56.3) 1764 32.3 (30.5–34.2) 733 13.4 (12.0–15.0)