Table 1

Percentage of respondents reporting positive perceived relative position by personal characteristics

Sample breakdownHome desired by othersHouse/flat better than othersLocal people think highly of neighbourhoodNeighbourhood does not have a bad reputationSome local people have much higher incomesQuality of life high compared with others
Gender
 Male1967 (42.6)60.220.749.423.711.026.4
 Female2648 (57.4)60.323.250.923.210.127.8
Age, years
 16–391687 (36.6)50.920.242.418.113.020.8
 40–641885 (40.9)61.722.451.122.99.726.3
 65+1043 (22.6)72.924.861.732.87.939.0
Citizenship
 British3597 (77.9)64.723.655.024.610.929.8
 Non-British1018 (22.1)44.516.333.819.38.617.3
Household structure
 Adult-only household2173 (47.1)60.822.548.822.011.025.7
 Single-parent family799 (17.3)50.719.943.717.510.318.2
 Two-parent family655 (14.2)53.220.647.121.512.725.5
 Older person(s) household988 (21.4)71.524.161.332.47.938.8
Educational qualification
 No qualifications2659 (57.6)61.421.551.925.510.628.5
 School level878 (19.0)58.620.748.820.111.724.6
 Post-school1078 (23.4)59.025.047.521.09.426.2
Self-rated health
 Fair/poor1425 (30.9)59.919.150.424.07.523.9
 Good, v good, excellent3190 (69.1)60.523.550.223.111.728.7
Illness
 No long-term illness3219 (69.8)59.423.549.022.411.726.5
 Long-standing illness1396 (30.3)62.319.153.425.67.628.8
Employment
 Not working1928 (41.8)51.118.442.820.09.620.8
 Working1420 (30.8)61.924.450.720.512.826.6
 Retired1267 (27.5)72.325.161.431.89.037.5
Housing tenure
 Rented housing3831 (83.0)56.620.646.621.710.024.5
 Owner occupied784 (17.0)77.929.168.431.612.740.1
Dwelling type
 High-rise flat2081 (45.1)48.018.139.022.47.921.4
 Low-rise flat992 (21.5)59.726.049.519.714.625.0
 4-in-a-block flat688 (14.9)71.021.961.929.19.533.7
 House854 (18.5)82.127.169.525.612.038.0
Economic difficulties
 No difficulty with bills3941 (85.4)61.221.451.024.110.428.7
 Difficulty with 1+ bills674 (14.6)54.926.746.319.411.118.4