Table 2

Demographic characteristics of the survey sample (N=354)

CharacteristicWinfield branded
N (%)
Winfield plain
N (%)
B&H branded
N (%)
B&H plain
N (%)
Total
N (%)
N92 (26)95 (27)88 (25)79 (22)354
Age
 18–3956 (61)51 (54)51 (58)48 (61)206 (58)
 40+36 (39)44 (46)37 (42)31 (39)148 (42)
Gender
 Female61 (66)46 (52)66 (70)43 (54)216 (61)
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
 Yes23 (25)14 (16)17 (18)10 (13)64 (18)
Marital status
 Married/de facto/living with partner29 (32)15 (17)23 (24)20 (25)87 (25)
 Separated/divorced27 (29)29 (33)27 (28)20 (25)103 (29)
 Never married/single/widowed36 (39)44 (50)45 (47)39 (49)164 (46)
Highest education
 Primary school0 (0)4 (5)4 (4)4 (5)12 (3.4)
 High school 7–10 years62 (67)54 (61)59 (62)39 (49)214 (61)
 High school 11–12 years11 (12)13 (15)13 (14)14 (18)51 (14)
 TAFE/trade qualification14 (16)13 (15)16 (17)21 (27)64 (18)
 University degree5 (5)4 (5)3 (3)1 (1)13 (3.7)
Personal weekly income
 <$A29954 (59)55 (58)48 (56)38 (48)195 (55)
 >$A30036 (39)33 (35)31 (35)37 (47)137 (39)
 Prefer not to answer2 (2)7 (7)9 (10)4 (5)22 (6)
Income source
 Paid work6 (7)2 (2)4 (4)1 (1)13 (3.7)
 Government payment (Centrelink)85 (92)85 (97)89 (94)76 (96)335 (95)
 Other1 (1)1 (1)2 (2)2 (3)6 (1.7)
Housing type
 Own house/private rental26 (28)31 (33)28 (32)23 (29)108 (31)
 Government rental55 (60)42 (44)44 (50)43 (54)184 (52)
 Homeless/supported accommodation11 (12)22 (23)16 (18)13 (17)62 (18)
Regular cigarette brand
 Winfield10 (17)16 (21)14 (24)10 (18)50 (20)
 B&G1 (1.7)1 (1.3)2 (3.5)0 (0)4 (1.6)
 Other36 (62)50 (65)34 (59)36 (66)156 (63)
 I do not have a regular brand11 (19)10 (13)8 (14)9 (16)38 (15)
Regular tobacco type
 Manufactured cigarettes58 (63)77 (81)58 (66)55 (70)248 (70)
 Roll-your-own tobacco34 (37)18 (19)30 (34)24 (30)106 (30)
  • B&H, Benson & Hedges; TAFE, Technical and Further Education.