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Table 1 Demographic variables for survey respondents in 2017 compared to 2014 and 2016 census data

From: Australian R U OK?Day campaign: improving helping beliefs, intentions and behaviours

  2014a (N = 2000)
weighted
2017 (N = 2013) unweighted 2017 (N = 2013)
weighted
2016 census datab
n % of total sample n % of total sample Weighted n Weighted  % % of total Australian population
Gender
 Female 1013 50.6 1039 51.6 1021 50.7 50.7
 Male 987 49.4 974 48.4 992 49.3 49.3
Age group
 16–24 330 16.5 219 10.9 300 14.9 15.7 (15–24)
 25–34 342 17.1 366 18.2 372 18.5 17.7
 35–44 353 17.7 381 18.9 337 16.7 16.5
 45–54 340 17.0 367 18.2 329 16.3 16.3
 55–64 288 14.4 307 15.3 291 14.5 14.4
 65+ 347 17.3 373 18.5 384 19.1 19.3
Geographical location
 Metropolitan 1280 64.0 1429 71.0 1542 76.6 67.0
 Non-metropolitan 720 36.0 584 29.0 471 23.4 33.0
  1. a2014 data reported in Mok et al. [32]
  2. bCensus data from Australian Bureau of Statistics [38, 39]