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Table 1 Geodemographic segment by increasing SES (average household income)

From: Health behaviour modelling for prenatal diagnosis in Australia: a geodemographic framework for health service utilisation and policy development

Legend to Figues 1–3§ Graded household income Segment (© Pathfinder Solutions (Australia) P/L) Births (% of region)
Metropolitan Victoria
1 1.00 Single Parent Public Housing 5.2
2 1.03 Unskilled Battlers 2.5
3 1.20 High Rise Rentals 2.1
4 1.21 Repeat Movers 2.5
5 1.23 Young Single Parent Families 1.2
6 1.24 Living Alone 2.8
7 1.26 Vietnamese Migrant Enclaves 4.6
8 1.32 Ageing Suburban Areas 2.5
9 1.36 Multicultural Mix 2.2
10 1.37 Established Italian Migrants 5.3
11 1.41 Moving Down 6.4
12 1.45 Dual Occupancy Hopefuls 2.3
13 1.49 Established Greek Communities 2.9
14 1.51 Maturing Housing Estates 4.5
15 1.51 Struggling City Fringe 4.9
16 1.51 Settled Trades and Manufacturing 5.7
17 1.55 New Housing Estates 11.8
18 1.58 Prosperous Trades 1.9
19 1.60 Fringe Lifestyle 2.9
20 1.62 Older Money and Asset Rich 3.0
21 1.65 Mature Families 1.1
22 1.67 Inner Suburban Lifestyle Seekers 4.8
23 1.70 Professionals With Young Families 2.5
24 1.71 Rising Wealth 1.5
25 1.71 Moving Up 2.1
26 1.74 Comfortable and Owned Outright 2.4
27 2.00 Asset Rich, Income Rich 2.9
Rural Victoria
a 1.00 Low Income and Ageing Coastal 4.9
b 1.03 Regional Battlers 2.2
c 1.08 Ageing Regional Towns 15.3
d 1.09 Struggling Country Towns 9.7
e 1.19 Young Regional Families 9.7
f 1.20 Forestry, Fishing and Farming 2.0
g 1.24 Sheep Runs 1.9
h 1.25 Regional Mix 3.6
i 1.26 Mixed Farming Areas 4.6
j 1.27 Wheat Farming 3.7
k 1.31 Cattle Country 1.3
l 1.31 Rising Country 9.5
m 1.40 Dairy Farming 9.1
n 1.53 Small Farms and Regional Lifestyle 4.3
o 1.59 Thriving Regional Living 13.4
p 1.70 Affluent Coastal Lifestyle 2.8
  1. § Note the numbers used in figure legends do not correspond with those in Additional file 1.
  2. † Each 0.01 increase in the ratio of weekly household income reflects an additional A$6.50 compared to the lowest earning segment.