Table 1

Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of survey participants compared with Singapore Census of Population (2010)

Survey respondents
n (%)
Census (2010)
(%)
Gender
 Male306 (43.3)49.3
 Female400 (56.7)50.7
Age
 Median age4437.4
Ethnicity
 Chinese549 (77.8)74.1
 Malay82 (11.6)13.4
 Indian51 (7.2)9.2
 Other24 (3.4)3.3
Education
 Below secondary13 (1.8)32.4
 Secondary138 (19.5)18.9
 Postsecondary243 (34.5)11.1
 Diploma and professional qualification14.8
 University308 (43.6)11.7
 Prefer not to say4 (0.6)
Housing
 1 to 2-room HDB19 (2.7)2.1
 3 to 4-room HDB393 (55.7)38.1
 5-room HDB and executive flat247 (35.0)21.5
 Private housing36 (5.1)36.5
 Others11 (1.5)1.4
Household income
 <$200081 (11.5)21
 $2000–$3999148 (21.0)16.5
 $4000–$5999141 (20.0)15.3
 $6000–$9999178 (25.2)21.7
 $10 000+79 (11.2)25.5
 Do not know35 (5.0)
 Prefer not to say44 (6.1)
  • HDB, Housing and Development Board.