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A DECADE OF DRINKING: TEN-YEAR TRENDS IN DRINKING PATTERNS 
IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 1990-1999
Sally Casswell and Krishna Bhatta
Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit, May 2001

APPENDIX B:  SAMPLE DEMOGRAPHICS

Table B1:

Distribution of Age by Gender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Males

 

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

Age

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

14-15

30

2.1

24

2.3

19

1.7

23

1.8

11

1.0

23

2.0

35

2.8

24

1.9

36

2.9

23

2.0

16-17

27

1.9

36

3.4

33

3.0

23

1.8

26

2.3

20

1.8

26

2.1

24

1.9

23

1.9

22

1.9

18-19

45

3.2

27

2.6

18

1.6

33

2.6

26

2.3

24

2.1

33

2.6

30

2.4

34

2.8

30

2.6

20-24

82

5.7

72

6.8

69

6.3

74

5.8

71

6.4

57

5.1

70

5.6

69

5.4

70

5.7

72

6.3

25-29

75

5.3

58

5.5

46

4.2

70

5.5

60

5.4

56

5.0

72

5.8

88

6.9

69

5.6

64

5.6

30-39

129

9.0

114

10.8

115

10.5

144

11.3

118

10.6

131

11.7

126

10.1

157

12.3

133

10.8

112

9.8

40-49

126

8.8

103

9.8

102

9.3

122

9.6

104

9.4

103

9.2

126

10.1

110

8.6

119

9.7

127

11.1

50-65

128

9.0

98

9.3

89

8.1

102

8.0

98

8.8

99

8.8

100

8.0

99

7.8

90

7.3

110

9.6

Total

642

45.0

532

50.4

491

44.7

591

46.3

514

46.4

513

45.7

588

47.2

601

47.2

574

46.6

560

49.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Females

 

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

Age

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

14-15

37

2.6

14

1.3

17

1.5

23

1.8

18

1.6

26

2.3

21

1.7

18

1.4

18

1.5

20

1.8

16-17

37

2.6

32

3.0

27

2.5

39

3.1

28

2.5

24

2.1

24

1.9

27

2.1

30

2.4

26

2.3

18-19

37

2.6

24

2.3

29

2.6

43

3.4

28

2.5

26

2.3

31

2.5

30

2.4

28

2.3

22

1.9

20-24

76

5.3

54

5.1

69

6.3

84

6.6

55

5.0

55

4.9

81

6.5

81

6.4

61

5.0

47

4.1

25-29

103

7.2

75

7.1

75

6.8

84

6.6

64

5.8

70

6.2

90

7.2

76

6.0

78

6.3

54

4.7

30-39

204

14.3

133

12.6

141

12.8

171

13.4

169

15.3

158

14.1

154

12.4

174

13.7

163

13.2

164

14.4

40-49

159

11.1

114

10.8

137

12.5

129

10.1

111

10.0

135

12.0

141

11.3

155

12.2

154

12.5

126

11.0

50-65

132

9.3

77

7.3

112

10.2

113

8.8

121

10.9

115

10.2

116

9.3

112

8.8

125

10.2

122

10.7

Total

785

55.0

523

49.6

607

55.3

686

53.7

594

53.6

609

54.3

658

52.8

673

52.8

657

53.4

581

50.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missing/ Refused

16

1.1

8

0.8

9

0.8

4

0.3

11

1.0

3

0.3

1

0.1

2

0.2

2

0.2

4

0.3

Sample size (n)

1443

 

1063

 

1107

 

1281

 

1119

 

1125

 

1247

 

1276

 

1233

 

1145

 

 

Table B2: Distribution of Educational Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest Level of Education or Job Qualification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

 

 

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

University Degree

173

12.2

108

10.2

119

10.9

163

12.8

189

17.2

202

18.1

215

17.4

253

20

262

21.5

283

24.9

Teachers Certificate

44

3.1

36

3.4

34

3.1

31

2.4

22

2

42

3.8

36

2.9

40

3.2

35

2.9

27

2.4

Nurses Certificate

35

2.5

39

3.7

41

3.7

35

2.7

28

2.5

37

3.3

41

3.3

34

2.7

32

2.6

26

2.3

Technician Certificate

124

8.7

102

9.7

87

8

122

9.6

82

7.5

91

8.1

150

12.1

90

7.1

127

10.4

93

8.2

Trade Certificate

135

9.5

85

8.1

88

8

98

7.7

96

8.7

64

5.7

91

7.3

111

8.8

96

7.9

81

7.1

Incomplete University Degree

62

4.4

35

3.3

60

5.5

59

4.6

54

4.9

66

5.9

82

6.6

57

4.5

74

6.1

51

4.5

UE/6th Form Certificate

204

14.4

143

13.6

161

14.7

182

14.3

155

14.1

139

12.4

149

12

153

12.1

162

13.3

146

12.9

School Certificate

235

16.5

171

16.2

175

16

215

16.9

167

15.2

163

14.6

189

15.3

166

13.1

154

12.6

151

13.3

High School Certificate

45

3.2

49

4.6

44

4

43

3.4

40

3.6

49

4.4

55

4.4

74

5.8

61

5

70

6.2

No School Certificate

328

23.1

231

21.9

241

22

272

21.3

235

21.4

255

22.8

222

17.9

233

18.4

213

17.5

177

15.6

Others

36

2.5

55

5.2

44

4

55

4.3

31

2.8

11

1

9

0.7

54

4.3

3

0.2

31

2.7

Donít Know/Refused

22

1.5

9

0.8

13

1.2

6

0.5

20

1.8

6

0.5

8

0.6

11

0.9

14

1.1

9

0.8

Sample Size (n)

1443

 

1063

 

1107

 

1281

 

1119

 

1125

 

1247

 

1276

 

1233

 

1145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Table B3: Mean Incomes and Thresholds of Higher Middle and Lower Income Groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Groups

1990

 

1991

 

1992

 

1993

 

1994

 

1995

 

1996

 

1997

 

1998

 

1999

 

Higher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean

 

$51,415

 

$57,822

 

$57,917

 

$55,250

 

$58,367

 

$61,918

 

$64,527

 

$64,883

 

$73,016

 

$83,625

 

Threshold

$31,283

 

$31,480

 

$29,758

 

$31,112

 

$33,394

 

$33,657

 

$35,856

 

$36,698

 

$37,865

 

$40,518

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean

 

$22,770

 

$22,950

 

$22,436

 

$22,208

 

$24,248

 

$24,737

 

$26,641

 

$27,751

 

$27,799

 

$30,303

 

Threshold

$13,642

 

$13,266

 

$13,766

 

$12,630

 

$14,750

 

$15,000

 

$16,744

 

$18,140

 

$15,703

 

$18,846

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mean

 

$4,501

 

$4,351

 

$4,585

 

$4,105

 

$5,103

 

$5,078

 

$5,652

 

$6,432

 

$4,572

 

$6,694

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$40*000

+

19%

 

18%

 

17%

 

18%

 

21%

 

22%

 

24%

 

25%

 

27%

 

31%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Higher/ Middle/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower)

 

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

Cases with non

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

missing data

1329

92.1

1002

94.3

1043

94.2

1201

93.7

1032

92.2

1064

94.6

1179

94.5

1187

93

1117

90.6

1046

91.3

Don't Know/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refused

114

7.9

61

5.7

64

5.8

80

6.3

87

7.8

61

5.4

68

5.5

89

7

116

9.4

99

8.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Size (n)

1443

 

1063

 

1107

 

1281

 

1119

 

1125

 

1247

 

1276

 

1233

 

1145

 

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