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Research Report: Legal Australia-Wide Survey: Legal need in Australia
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A3: prevalence of legal problems


Table A3.1: Regression results — prevalence of legal problems overall, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio
(95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS 
GenderFemale | male
–0.105
0.038
0.006
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.686
0.123
0.000
2.0
(1.6–2.5)
18–24 | 65+
1.038
0.103
0.000
2.8
(2.3–3.5)
25–34 | 65+
1.017
0.095
0.000
2.8
(2.3–3.3)
35–44 | 65+
1.096
0.073
0.000
3.0
(2.6–3.5)
45–54 | 65+
0.894
0.079
0.000
2.4
(2.1–2.9)
55–64 | 65+
0.645
0.094
0.000
1.9
(1.6–2.3)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
–0.003
0.111
0.978
1.0
(0.8–1.2)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.810
0.056
0.000
2.2
(2.0–2.5)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.417
0.044
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.7)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.324
0.039
0.000
0.7
(0.7–0.8)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.490
0.068
0.000
1.6
(1.4–1.9)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.698
0.072
0.000
2.0
(1.7–2.3)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.339
0.061
0.000
1.4
(1.2–1.6)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
–0.081
0.048
0.092
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.463
0.066
0.000
0.6
(0.6–0.7)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.081
0.123
0.510
0.9
(0.7–1.2)
Regional | major city
–0.114
0.037
0.002
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Constant
–0.734
0.094
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.007
0.003
0.020
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.2: Regression results — prevalence of substantial legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
0.075
0.037
0.043
1.1
(1.0–1.2)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.438
0.114
0.000
1.5
(1.2–1.9)
18–24 | 65+
0.861
0.103
0.000
2.4
(1.9–2.9)
25–34 | 65+
1.061
0.102
0.000
2.9
(2.4–3.5)
35–44 | 65+
1.197
0.084
0.000
3.3
(2.8–3.9)
45–54 | 65+
0.960
0.094
0.000
2.6
(2.2–3.1)
55–64 | 65+
0.682
0.105
0.000
2.0
(1.6–2.4)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.089
0.110
0.418
1.1
(0.9–1.4)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.955
0.043
0.000
2.6
(2.4–2.8)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.244
0.051
0.000
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.274
0.073
0.000
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.564
0.068
0.000
1.8
(1.5–2.0)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.724
0.065
0.000
2.1
(1.8–2.3)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.452
0.087
0.000
1.6
(1.3–1.9)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.102
0.050
0.041
1.1
(1.0–1.2)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.205
0.081
0.011
0.8
(0.7–1.0)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.171
0.142
0.229
0.8
(0.6–1.1)
Regional | major city
–0.061
0.059
0.301
0.9
(0.8–1.1)
Constant
–2.092
0.085
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State 
0.006
0.003
0.046
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.3: Regression results — prevalence of multiple legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Incident rate ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS 
GenderFemale | male
–0.143
0.051
0.005
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.653
0.153
0.000
1.9
(1.4–2.6)
18–24 | 65+
0.882
0.126
0.000
2.4
(1.9–3.1)
25–34 | 65+
0.828
0.123
0.000
2.3
(1.8–2.9)
35–44 | 65+
0.917
0.126
0.000
2.5
(2.0–3.2)
45–54 | 65+
0.664
0.131
0.000
1.9
(1.5–2.5)
55–64 | 65+
0.470
0.122
0.000
1.6
(1.3–2.0)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.252
0.120
0.036
1.3
(1.0–1.6)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.440
0.059
0.000
1.6
(1.4–1.7)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.046
0.072
0.527
1.0
(0.8–1.1)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.183
0.065
0.005
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.310
0.066
0.000
1.4
(1.2–1.6)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.350
0.071
0.000
1.4
(1.2–1.6)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.402
0.084
0.000
1.5
(1.3–1.8)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.119
0.068
0.081
1.1
(1.0–1.3)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.026
0.113
0.820
1.0
(0.8–1.2)
RemotenessRemote | major city
0.037
0.137
0.785
1.0
(0.8–1.4)
Regional | major city
0.130
0.058
0.026
1.1
(1.0–1.3)
Constant
0.684
0.121
0.000
Note: N=10 244 respondents with problems. Data were missing for 45 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.4: Regression results — prevalence of accidents legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.013
0.054
0.810
1.0
(0.9–1.1)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.384
0.173
0.026
1.5
(1.0–2.1)
18–24 | 65+
1.079
0.118
0.000
2.9
(2.3–3.7)
25–34 | 65+
0.593
0.116
0.000
1.8
(1.4–2.3)
35–44 | 65+
0.365
0.117
0.002
1.4
(1.1–1.8)
45–54 | 65+
0.264
0.119
0.027
1.3
(1.0–1.6)
55–64 | 65+
–0.038
0.126
0.763
1.0
(0.8–1.2)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.007
0.169
0.967
1.0
(0.7–1.4)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.245
0.072
0.001
1.3
(1.1–1.5)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.448
0.075
0.000
0.6
(0.6–0.7)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.199
0.071
0.005
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.137
0.088
0.120
1.1
(1.0–1.4)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.053
0.105
0.614
1.1
(0.9–1.3)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
–0.179
0.119
0.133
0.8
(0.7–1.1)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
–0.099
0.078
0.204
0.9
(0.8–1.1)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.375
0.123
0.002
0.7
(0.5–0.9)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.453
0.136
0.001
0.6
(0.5–0.8)
Regional | major city
–0.274
0.063
0.000
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Constant
–2.667
0.110
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.006
0.006
0.317
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.5: Regression results — prevalence of consumer legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.126
0.036
0.000
0.9
(0.8–0.9)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.125
0.122
0.306
1.1
(0.9–1.4)
18–24 | 65+
0.560
0.081
0.000
1.8
(1.5–2.1)
25–34 | 65+
0.742
0.073
0.000
2.1
(1.8–2.4)
35–44 | 65+
0.858
0.072
0.000
2.4
(2.0–2.7)
45–54 | 65+
0.739
0.071
0.000
2.1
(1.8–2.4)
55–64 | 65+
0.476
0.075
0.000
1.6
(1.4–1.9)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
–0.018
0.109
0.869
1.0
(0.8–1.2)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.649
0.045
0.000
1.9
(1.8–2.1)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.506
0.047
0.000
0.6
(0.5–0.7)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.285
0.048
0.000
0.8
(0.7–0.8)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.270
0.059
0.000
1.3
(1.2–1.5)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.180
0.064
0.005
1.2
(1.1–1.4)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.139
0.071
0.050
1.1
(1.0–1.3)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
–0.140
0.051
0.006
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.353
0.083
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.115
0.080
0.151
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Regional | major city
–0.074
0.041
0.071
0.9
(0.9–1.0)
Constant
–1.785
0.069
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.004
0.004
0.317
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.6: Regression results — prevalence of credit/debt legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.367
0.060
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
Age15–17 | 65+
–0.108
0.290
0.710
0.9
(0.5–1.6)
18–24 | 65+
1.567
0.163
0.000
4.8
(3.5–6.6)
25–34 | 65+
1.778
0.153
0.000
5.9
(4.4–8.0)
35–44 | 65+
1.566
0.153
0.000
4.8
(3.5–6.5)
45–54 | 65+
1.359
0.155
0.000
3.9
(2.9–5.3)
55–64 | 65+
1.068
0.159
0.000
2.9
(2.1–4.0)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.283
0.146
0.053
1.3
(1.0–1.8)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.860
0.069
0.000
2.4
(2.1–2.7)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.191
0.074
0.010
0.8
(0.7–1.0)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.177
0.080
0.027
0.8
(0.7–1.0)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.725
0.081
0.000
2.1
(1.8–2.4)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.714
0.087
0.000
2.0
(1.7–2.4)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.658
0.092
0.000
1.9
(1.6–2.3)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.066
0.078
0.397
1.1
(0.9–1.2)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.521
0.149
0.000
0.6
(0.4–0.8)
RemotenessRemote | major city
0.061
0.129
0.636
1.1
(0.8–1.4)
Regional | major city
0.091
0.069
0.187
1.1
(1.0–1.3)
Constant
–4.251
0.153
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.021
0.024
0.382
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.7: Regression results — prevalence of crime legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.214
0.040
0.000
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Age15–17 | 65+
1.536
0.118
0.000
4.6
(3.7–5.9)
18–24 | 65+
1.452
0.094
0.000
4.3
(3.6–5.1)
25–34 | 65+
1.115
0.093
0.000
3.0
(2.5–3.7)
35–44 | 65+
1.075
0.092
0.000
2.9
(2.4–3.5)
45–54 | 65+
0.922
0.092
0.000
2.5
(2.1–3.0)
55–64 | 65+
0.678
0.095
0.000
2.0
(1.6–2.4)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.100
0.110
0.363
1.1
(0.9–1.4)
Disability status Disability | no disability
0.606
0.050
0.000
1.8
(1.7–2.0)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.382
0.053
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.163
0.053
0.002
0.8
(0.8–0.9)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.165
0.063
0.009
1.2
(1.0–1.3)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.501
0.068
0.000
1.7
(1.4–1.9)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.476
0.073
0.000
1.6
(1.4–1.9)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.096
0.056
0.086
1.1
(1.0–1.2)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.601
0.102
0.000
0.5
(0.4–0.7)
RemotenessRemote | major city
0.089
0.094
0.344
1.1
(0.9–1.3)
Regional | major city
–0.044
0.051
0.388
1.0
(0.9–1.1)
Constant
–2.660
0.092
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.027
0.011
0.014
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.8: Regression results — prevalence of employment legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.092
0.058
0.113
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Age15–17 | 65+
3.205
0.350
0.000
24.7
(12.4–49.0)
18–24 | 65+
3.646
0.323
0.000
38.3
(20.3–72.2)
25–34 | 65+
3.313
0.322
0.000
27.5
(14.6–51.6)
35–44 | 65+
3.204
0.322
0.000
24.6
(13.1–46.3)
45–54 | 65+
3.401
0.320
0.000
30.0
(16.0–56.2)
55–64 | 65+
2.738
0.327
0.000
15.5
(8.1–29.3)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.211
0.155
0.173
1.2
(0.9–1.7)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.736
0.072
0.000
2.1
(1.8–2.4)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.462
0.079
0.000
0.6
(0.5–0.7)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.450
0.082
0.000
0.6
(0.5–0.7)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.165
0.100
0.099
1.2
(1.0–1.4)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.505
0.101
0.000
1.7
(1.4–2.0)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
–0.218
0.086
0.011
0.8
(0.7–1.0)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.003
0.124
0.981
1.0
(0.8–1.3)
RemotenessRemote | major city
0.015
0.123
0.903
1.0
(0.8–1.3)
Regional | major city
–0.009
0.067
0.893
1.0
(0.9–1.1)
Constant
–5.750
0.322
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.007
0.006
0.243
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. The relationship between the employment status variable and the prevalence of employment problems was not examined due to too much overlap between this variable and the employment problem group. Being sacked or made redundant was included as a legal problem within the employment problem group and would also have been likely to result in a period of unemployment and, hence, membership within the unemployment demographic group. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.9: Regression results — prevalence of family legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
0.133
0.069
0.054
1.1
(1.0–1.3)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.536
0.272
0.049
1.7
(1.0–2.9)
18–24 | 65+
0.565
0.204
0.006
1.8
(1.2–2.6)
25–34 | 65+
1.455
0.172
0.000
4.3
(3.1–6.0)
35–44 | 65+
1.501
0.170
0.000
4.5
(3.2–6.3)
45–54 | 65+
1.143
0.174
0.000
3.1
(2.2–4.4)
55–64 | 65+
0.722
0.189
0.000
2.1
(1.4–3.0)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.184
0.164
0.262
1.2
(0.9–1.7)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.481
0.082
0.000
1.6
(1.4–1.9)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.073
0.082
0.373
0.9
(0.8–1.1)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.134
0.095
0.158
0.9
(0.7–1.1)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.241
0.106
0.023
1.3
(1.0–1.6)
Family statusSingle parent | other
2.459
0.076
0.000
11.7
(10.1–13.6)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.471
0.107
0.000
1.6
(1.3–2.0)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.247
0.086
0.004
1.3
(1.1–1.5)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.413
0.183
0.024
0.7
(0.5–0.9)
RemotenessRemote | major city
0.064
0.146
0.661
1.1
(0.8–1.4)
Regional | major city
0.181
0.077
0.019
1.2
(1.0–1.4)
Constant
–4.824
0.172
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.009
0.010
0.368
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.10: Regression results — prevalence of government legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.223
0.047
0.000
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.093
0.170
0.584
1.1
(0.8–1.5)
18–24 | 65+
0.822
0.108
0.000
2.3
(1.8–2.8)
25–34 | 65+
0.836
0.098
0.000
2.3
(1.9–2.8)
35–44 | 65+
0.901
0.096
0.000
2.5
(2.0–3.0)
45–54 | 65+
0.833
0.096
0.000
2.3
(1.9–2.8)
55–64 | 65+
0.664
0.099
0.000
1.9
(1.6–2.4)
Indigenous status Indigenous | other
0.262
0.126
0.038
1.3
(1.0–1.7)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.548
0.057
0.000
1.7
(1.5–1.9)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.401
0.060
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.307
0.064
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.512
0.071
0.000
1.7
(1.5–1.9)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.264
0.079
0.001
1.3
(1.1–1.5)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.152
0.086
0.077
1.2
(1.0–1.4)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.402
0.061
0.000
1.5
(1.3–1.7)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.337
0.112
0.003
0.7
(0.6–0.9)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.012
0.106
0.910
1.0
(0.8–1.2)
Regional | major city
0.024
0.054
0.657
1.0
(0.9–1.1)
Constant
–2.913
0.093
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.008
0.007
0.253
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.11: Regression results — prevalence of health legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
0.277
0.083
0.001
1.3
(1.1–1.6)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.087
0.320
0.786
1.1
(0.6–2.0)
18–24 | 65+
0.746
0.177
0.000
2.1
(1.5–3.0)
25–34 | 65+
0.856
0.156
0.000
2.4
(1.7–3.2)
35–44 | 65+
0.804
0.154
0.000
2.2
(1.7–3.0)
45–54 | 65+
0.527
0.152
0.001
1.7
(1.3–2.3)
55–64 | 65+
0.368
0.155
0.018
1.4
(1.1–2.0)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.420
0.185
0.023
1.5
(1.1–2.2)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
2.148
0.091
0.000
8.6
(7.2–10.2)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.400
0.099
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.347
0.116
0.003
0.7
(0.6–0.9)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.394
0.116
0.001
1.5
(1.2–1.9)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.311
0.125
0.013
1.4
(1.1–1.7)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.639
0.112
0.000
1.9
(1.5–2.4)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.345
0.097
0.000
1.4
(1.2–1.7)
Main languageNon-English | English
0.348
0.166
0.036
1.4
(1.0–2.0)
RemotenessRemote | major city
0.175
0.166
0.292
1.2
(0.9–1.6)
Regional | major city
–0.102
0.092
0.268
0.9
(0.8–1.1)
Constant
–5.040
0.152
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.005
0.005
0.317
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.12: Regression results — prevalence of housing legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.025
0.044
0.570
1.0
(0.9–1.1)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.539
0.138
0.000
1.7
(1.3–2.2)
18–24 | 65+
0.786
0.100
0.000
2.2
(1.8–2.7)
25–34 | 65+
0.863
0.094
0.000
2.4
(2.0–2.8)
35–44 | 65+
0.790
0.093
0.000
2.2
(1.8–2.6)
45–54 | 65+
0.568
0.094
0.000
1.8
(1.5–2.1)
55–64 | 65+
0.303
0.098
0.002
1.4
(1.1–1.6)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.044
0.126
0.727
1.0
(0.8–1.3)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.539
0.054
0.000
1.7
(1.5–1.9)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.332
0.058
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.263
0.061
0.000
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.343
0.070
0.000
1.4
(1.2–1.6)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.222
0.078
0.004
1.2
(1.1–1.5)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.611
0.076
0.000
1.8
(1.6–2.1)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.088
0.061
0.149
1.1
(1.0–1.2)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.170
0.098
0.083
0.8
(0.7–1.0)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.302
0.113
0.008
0.7
(0.6–0.9)
Regional | major city
–0.140
0.061
0.022
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Constant
–2.660
0.091
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.017
0.012
0.157
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.13: Regression results — prevalence of money legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.275
0.062
0.000
0.8
(0.7–0.9)
Age15–17 | 65+
–0.964
0.311
0.002
0.4
(0.2–0.7)
18–24 | 65+
–0.448
0.177
0.011
0.6
(0.5–0.9)
25–34 | 65+
0.230
0.135
0.088
1.3
(1.0–1.6)
35–44 | 65+
0.611
0.126
0.000
1.8
(1.4–2.4)
45–54 | 65+
0.712
0.124
0.000
2.0
(1.6–2.6)
55–64 | 65+
0.731
0.125
0.000
2.1
(1.6–2.7)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.285
0.182
0.117
1.3
(0.9–1.9)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.532
0.076
0.000
1.7
(1.5–2.0)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.575
0.081
0.000
0.6
(0.5–0.7)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.360
0.086
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.139
0.119
0.243
1.1
(0.9–1.5)
Family statusSingle parent | other
–0.062
0.120
0.605
0.9
(0.7–1.2)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.148
0.126
0.240
1.2
(0.9–1.5)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
–0.455
0.095
0.000
0.6
(0.5–0.8)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.764
0.186
0.000
0.5
(0.3–0.7)
RemotenessRemote | major city
0.016
0.136
0.906
1.0
(0.8–1.3)
Regional | major city
0.019
0.072
0.792
1.0
(0.9–1.2)
Constant
–2.897
0.122
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.012
0.010
0.230
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.14: Regression results — prevalence of personal injury legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.332
0.057
0.000
0.7
(0.6–0.8)
Age15–17 | 65+
2.325
0.194
0.000
10.2
(7.0–15.0)
18–24 | 65+
2.422
0.174
0.000
11.3
(8.0–15.8)
25–34 | 65+
1.949
0.173
0.000
7.0
(5.0–9.9)
35–44 | 65+
1.818
0.173
0.000
6.2
(4.4–8.6)
45–54 | 65+
1.735
0.172
0.000
5.7
(4.0–7.9)
55–64 | 65+
1.136
0.181
0.000
3.1
(2.2–4.4)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.088
0.147
0.549
1.1
(0.8–1.5)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
1.174
0.066
0.000
3.2
(2.8–3.7)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
0.108
0.073
0.139
1.1
(1.0–1.3)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.012
0.077
0.876
1.0
(0.8–1.1)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.147
0.086
0.087
1.2
(1.0–1.4)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.196
0.101
0.052
1.2
(1.0–1.5)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.116
0.105
0.269
1.1
(0.9–1.4)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
–0.436
0.084
0.000
0.6
(0.5–0.8)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.090
0.123
0.464
0.9
(0.7–1.2)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.059
0.126
0.640
0.9
(0.7–1.2)
Regional | major city
–0.010
0.065
0.878
1.0
(0.9–1.1)
Constant
–4.460
0.168
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.009
0.008
0.261
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.15: Regression results — prevalence of rights legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SE
p
Odds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
GenderFemale | male
–0.096
0.063
0.128
0.9
(0.8–1.0)
Age15–17 | 65+
2.732
0.218
0.000
15.4
(10.0–23.6)
18–24 | 65+
2.093
0.204
0.000
8.1
(5.4–12.1)
25–34 | 65+
1.950
0.198
0.000
7.0
(4.8–10.4)
35–44 | 65+
2.165
0.196
0.000
8.7
(5.9–12.8)
45–54 | 65+
1.636
0.199
0.000
5.1
(3.5–7.6)
55–64 | 65+
0.975
0.211
0.000
2.7
(1.8–4.0)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
0.509
0.135
0.000
1.7
(1.3–2.2)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.998
0.071
0.000
2.7
(2.4–3.1)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.187
0.079
0.018
0.8
(0.7–1.0)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.207
0.086
0.016
0.8
(0.7–1.0)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
0.587
0.081
0.000
1.8
(1.5–2.1)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.716
0.089
0.000
2.0
(1.7–2.4)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.504
0.096
0.000
1.7
(1.4–2.0)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.232
0.080
0.004
1.3
(1.1–1.5)
Main languageNon-English | English
0.046
0.129
0.721
1.0
(0.8–1.3)
RemotenessRemote | major city
0.089
0.127
0.483
1.1
(0.9–1.4)
Regional | major city
0.058
0.070
0.407
1.1
(0.9–1.2)
Constant
–4.997
0.197
0.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.005
0.006
0.405
Note: N=20 585 respondents. Data were missing for 131 respondents. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A3.16: Prevalence of accidents legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
7.6
92.4
100.0
10 491
MaleR
7.9
92.1
100.0
10 225
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
5.9
94.1
100.0
1 044
*
18–24
13.9
86.1
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
9.4
90.6
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
8.3
91.7
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
7.0
93.0
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
5.5
94.5
100.0
2 923
65+R
4.4
95.6
100.0
3 477
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
5.9
94.1
100.0
348
OtherR
7.8
92.2
100.0
20 368
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
7.5
92.5
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
7.8
92.2
100.0
16 621
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
4.8
95.2
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
8.7
91.3
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
9.4
90.6
100.0
9 945
Total
7.8
92.2
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
10.1
89.9
100.0
2 179
OtherR
7.5
92.5
100.0
18 537
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
8.5
91.5
100.0
1 486
OtherR
7.7
92.3
100.0
19 230
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
7.2
92.8
100.0
1 235
OtherR
7.8
92.2
100.0
19 481
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
6.4
93.6
100.0
5 495
OtherR
8.3
91.7
100.0
15 221
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
7.1
92.9
100.0
1 398
*
EnglishR
7.8
92.2
100.0
19 318
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
6.4
93.6
100.0
491
*
Regional
5.9
94.1
100.0
6 394
*
Major cityR
8.6
91.4
100.0
13 831
Total
7.7
92.3
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.17: Prevalence of consumer legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
19.4
80.6
100.0
10 491
*
MaleR
21.8
78.2
100.0
10 225
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
10.8
89.2
100.0
1 044
18–24
19.5
80.5
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
23.9
76.1
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
26.2
73.8
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
23.3
76.7
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
20.2
79.8
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
12.7
87.3
100.0
3 477
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
20.9
79.1
100.0
348
OtherR
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 368
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
27.7
72.3
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
18.9
81.1
100.0
16 621
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
15.2
84.8
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
19.1
80.9
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
24.8
75.2
100.0
9 945
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
25.4
74.6
100.0
2 179
*
OtherR
20.0
80.0
100.0
18 537
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
26.0
74.0
100.0
1 486
*
OtherR
20.2
79.8
100.0
19 230
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
25.1
74.9
100.0
1 235
OtherR
20.3
79.7
100.0
19 481
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
18.1
81.9
100.0
5 495
*
OtherR
21.5
78.5
100.0
15 221
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
17.0
83.0
100.0
1 398
*
EnglishR
20.9
79.1
100.0
19 318
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
19.0
81.0
100.0
491
Regional
19.4
80.6
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
21.2
78.8
100.0
13 831
Total
20.6
79.4
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.18: Prevalence of credit/debt legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
5.8
94.2
100.0
10 491
*
MaleR
7.1
92.9
100.0
10 225
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
1.8
98.2
100.0
1 044
18–24
7.8
92.2
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
10.3
89.7
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
7.8
92.2
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
6.5
93.5
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
5.7
94.3
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
1.8
98.2
100.0
3 477
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
12.4
87.6
100.0
348
OtherR
6.3
93.7
100.0
20 368
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
10.7
89.3
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
5.4
94.6
100.0
16 621
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
5.5
94.5
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
6.3
93.7
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
7.1
92.9
100.0
9 945
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
13.1
86.9
100.0
2 179
*
OtherR
5.6
94.4
100.0
18 537
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
14.4
85.6
100.0
1 486
*
OtherR
5.8
94.2
100.0
19 230
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
14.1
85.9
100.0
1 235
*
OtherR
5.9
94.1
100.0
19 481
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
7.3
92.7
100.0
5 495
OtherR
6.1
93.9
100.0
15 221
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
4.2
95.8
100.0
1 398
*
EnglishR
6.6
93.4
100.0
19 318
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
8.4
91.6
100.0
491
Regional
6.7
93.3
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
6.2
93.8
100.0
13 831
Total
6.4
93.6
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.19: Prevalence of crime legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
13.2
86.8
100.0
10 491
*
MaleR
15.4
84.6
100.0
10 225
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
17.7
82.3
100.0
1 044
*
18–24
20.3
79.7
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
17.1
82.9
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
16.3
83.7
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
14.0
86.0
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
12.1
87.9
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
6.0
94.0
100.0
3 477
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
23.8
76.2
100.0
348
OtherR
14.1
85.9
100.0
20 368
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
18.8
81.2
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
13.1
86.9
100.0
16 621
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
12.5
87.5
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
14.5
85.5
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
15.4
84.6
100.0
9 945
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
21.5
78.5
100.0
2 179
*
OtherR
13.4
86.6
100.0
18 537
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
24.3
75.7
100.0
1 486
*
OtherR
13.5
86.5
100.0
19 230
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
24.8
75.2
100.0
1 235
*
OtherR
13.6
86.4
100.0
19 481
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
14.0
86.0
100.0
5 495
OtherR
14.4
85.6
100.0
15 221
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
9.9
90.1
100.0
1 398
*
EnglishR
14.6
85.4
100.0
19 318
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
17.6
82.4
100.0
491
Regional
13.8
86.2
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
14.3
85.7
100.0
13 831
Total
14.3
85.7
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.20: Prevalence of employment legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
5.7
94.3
100.0
10 491
MaleR
6.7
93.3
100.0
10 225
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
5.6
94.4
100.0
1 044
*
18–24
10.3
89.7
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
7.6
92.4
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
7.1
92.9
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
8.6
91.4
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
4.2
95.8
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
0.3
99.7
100.0
3 477
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
7.8
92.2
100.0
348
OtherR
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 368
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
8.2
91.8
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
5.7
94.3
100.0
16 621
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
4.5
95.5
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
5.9
94.1
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
7.6
92.4
100.0
9 945
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 585
Employment statusaUnemployed
17.1
82.9
100.0
2 179
Other
4.9
95.1
100.0
18 537
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
9.9
90.1
100.0
1 486
OtherR
5.9
94.1
100.0
19 230
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
10.7
89.3
100.0
1 235
*
OtherR
5.9
94.1
100.0
19 481
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
4.2
95.8
100.0
5 495
*
OtherR
7.0
93.0
100.0
15 221
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
6.5
93.5
100.0
1 398
EnglishR
6.2
93.8
100.0
19 318
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
6.8
93.2
100.0
491
Regional
5.9
94.1
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
6.3
93.7
100.0
13 831
Total
6.2
93.8
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
a The relationship between the employment status variable and the prevalence of employment problems was not examined in the regression, due to too much overlap between this variable and the employment problem group. Being sacked or made redundant was included as a legal problem within the employment problem group and would also have been likely to result in a period of unemployment and, hence, membership within the unemployment demographic group.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.21: Prevalence of family legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
6.1
93.9
100.0
10 491
MaleR
3.9
96.1
100.0
10 225
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
2.0
98.0
100.0
1 044
*
18–24
2.7
97.3
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
7.4
92.6
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
9.2
90.8
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
5.4
94.6
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
3.6
96.4
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
1.5
98.5
100.0
3 477
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
8.0
92.0
100.0
348
OtherR
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 368
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
7.5
92.5
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
4.4
95.6
100.0
16 621
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
5.3
94.7
100.0
6 494
Year 12
4.5
95.5
100.0
4 146
Post-schoolR
5.1
94.9
100.0
9 945
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
8.0
92.0
100.0
2 179
*
OtherR
4.7
95.3
100.0
18 537
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
33.8
66.2
100.0
1 486
*
OtherR
2.8
97.2
100.0
19 230
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
12.4
87.6
100.0
1 235
*
OtherR
4.5
95.5
100.0
19 481
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
7.5
92.5
100.0
5 495
*
OtherR
4.1
95.9
100.0
15 221
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
2.8
97.2
100.0
1 398
*
EnglishR
5.2
94.8
100.0
19 318
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
4.7
95.3
100.0
491
Regional
6.0
94.0
100.0
6 394
*
Major cityR
4.6
95.4
100.0
13 831
Total
5.0
95.0
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.22: Prevalence of government legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
9.9
90.1
100.0
10 491
*
MaleR
11.6
88.4
100.0
10 225
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
4.7
95.3
100.0
1 044
18–24
12.6
87.4
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
12.1
87.9
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
12.7
87.3
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
11.3
88.7
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
11.3
88.7
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
6.7
93.3
100.0
3 477
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
15.6
84.4
100.0
348
*
OtherR
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 368
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
15.4
84.6
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
9.6
90.4
100.0
16 621
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
8.8
91.2
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
9.6
90.4
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
11.8
88.2
100.0
9 945
Total
10.4
89.6
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
17.8
82.2
100.0
2 179
*
OtherR
9.9
90.1
100.0
18 537
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
16.5
83.5
100.0
1 486
*
OtherR
10.3
89.7
100.0
19 230
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
15.1
84.9
100.0
1 235
OtherR
10.5
89.5
100.0
19 481
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
13.0
87.0
100.0
5 495
*
OtherR
9.9
90.1
100.0
15 221
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
7.8
92.2
100.0
1 398
*
EnglishR
11.0
89.0
100.0
19 318
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
8.8
91.2
100.0
491
Regional
11.0
89.0
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
10.7
89.3
100.0
13 831
Total
10.7
89.3
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.23: Prevalence of health legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
3.9
96.1
100.0
10 491
*
MaleR
2.7
97.3
100.0
10 225
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
1.0
99.0
100.0
1 044
18–24
2.8
97.2
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
4.1
95.9
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
4.0
96.0
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
3.1
96.9
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
3.6
96.4
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
3.0
97.0
100.0
3 477
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
7.9
92.1
100.0
348
*
OtherR
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 368
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
10.8
89.2
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
1.5
98.5
100.0
16 621
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
3.2
96.8
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
2.8
97.2
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
3.6
96.4
100.0
9 945
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
5.7
94.3
100.0
2 179
*
OtherR
3.1
96.9
100.0
18 537
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
6.2
93.8
100.0
1 486
*
OtherR
3.1
96.9
100.0
19 230
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
10.4
89.6
100.0
1 235
*
OtherR
2.9
97.1
100.0
19 481
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
5.6
94.4
100.0
5 495
*
OtherR
2.5
97.5
100.0
15 221
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
3.5
96.5
100.0
1 398
*
EnglishR
3.3
96.7
100.0
19 318
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
3.9
96.1
100.0
491
Regional
3.2
96.8
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
3.4
96.6
100.0
13 831
Total
3.3
96.7
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.24: Prevalence of housing legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
11.6
88.4
100.0
10 491
MaleR
12.0
88.0
100.0
10 225
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
9.5
90.5
100.0
1 044
*
18–24
13.3
86.7
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
15.4
84.6
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
14.3
85.7
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
11.5
88.5
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
9.8
90.2
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
6.9
93.1
100.0
3 477
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
13.9
86.1
100.0
348
OtherR
11.7
88.3
100.0
20 368
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
15.9
84.1
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
10.7
89.3
100.0
16 621
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
10.0
90.0
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
10.6
89.4
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
13.5
86.5
100.0
9 945
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
17.7
82.3
100.0
2 179
*
OtherR
11.1
88.9
100.0
18 537
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
17.1
82.9
100.0
1 486
*
OtherR
11.4
88.6
100.0
19 230
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
21.7
78.3
100.0
1 235
*
OtherR
11.1
88.9
100.0
19 481
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
12.4
87.6
100.0
5 495
OtherR
11.6
88.4
100.0
15 221
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
11.3
88.7
100.0
1 398
EnglishR
11.8
88.2
100.0
19 318
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
8.6
91.4
100.0
491
*
Regional
10.6
89.4
100.0
6 394
*
Major cityR
12.4
87.6
100.0
13 831
Total
11.8
88.2
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.25: Prevalence of money legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
4.9
95.1
100.0
10 491
*
MaleR
6.5
93.5
100.0
10 225
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
1.4
98.6
100.0
1 044
*
18–24
2.4
97.6
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
4.8
95.2
100.0
3 519
35–44
7.8
92.2
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
8.4
91.6
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
8.1
91.9
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
3.3
96.7
100.0
3 477
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
5.1
94.9
100.0
348
OtherR
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 368
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
7.3
92.7
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
5.3
94.7
100.0
16 621
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
3.8
96.2
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
4.8
95.2
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
7.4
92.6
100.0
9 945
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
4.3
95.7
100.0
2 179
OtherR
5.9
94.1
100.0
18 537
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
5.9
94.1
100.0
1 486
OtherR
5.7
94.3
100.0
19 230
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
5.4
94.6
100.0
1 235
OtherR
5.7
94.3
100.0
19 481
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
3.8
96.2
100.0
5 495
*
OtherR
6.4
93.6
100.0
15 221
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
2.6
97.4
100.0
1 398
*
EnglishR
5.9
94.1
100.0
19 318
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
5.4
94.6
100.0
491
Regional
5.8
94.2
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
5.7
94.3
100.0
13 831
Total
5.7
94.3
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.26: Prevalence of personal injury legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
5.9
94.1
100.0
10 491
*
MaleR
8.1
91.9
100.0
10 225
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
11.5
88.5
100.0
1 044
*
18–24
11.9
88.1
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
7.4
92.6
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
7.9
92.1
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
7.7
92.3
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
5.3
94.7
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
1.4
98.6
100.0
3 477
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
9.4
90.6
100.0
348
OtherR
6.9
93.1
100.0
20 368
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
12.1
87.9
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
5.7
94.3
100.0
16 621
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
7.3
92.7
100.0
6 494
Year 12
7.1
92.9
100.0
4 146
Post-schoolR
6.7
93.3
100.0
9 945
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
11.3
88.7
100.0
2 179
OtherR
6.5
93.5
100.0
18 537
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
9.0
91.0
100.0
1 486
OtherR
6.8
93.2
100.0
19 230
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
9.5
90.5
100.0
1 235
OtherR
6.8
93.2
100.0
19 481
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
4.9
95.1
100.0
5 495
*
OtherR
7.7
92.3
100.0
15 221
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
6.1
93.9
100.0
1 398
EnglishR
7.0
93.0
100.0
19 318
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
7.7
92.3
100.0
491
Regional
6.9
93.1
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
7.0
93.0
100.0
13 831
Total
7.0
93.0
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

Table A3.27: Prevalence of rights legal problems by each demographic variable, Australia

Demographic variableCategory
Respondents
with problems
Respondents
without problems
All respondents
%
%
%
N
GenderFemale
5.6
94.4
100.0
10 491
MaleR
6.0
94.0
100.0
10 225
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
Age15–17
12.6
87.4
100.0
1 044
*
18–24
7.7
92.3
100.0
2 500
*
25–34
7.2
92.8
100.0
3 519
*
35–44
8.6
91.4
100.0
3 707
*
45–54
5.0
95.0
100.0
3 547
*
55–64
3.1
96.9
100.0
2 923
*
65+R
1.1
98.9
100.0
3 477
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
Indigenous statusIndigenous
14.9
85.1
100.0
348
*
OtherR
5.6
94.4
100.0
20 368
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
Disability statusDisability
10.3
89.7
100.0
4 095
*
No disabilityR
4.7
95.3
100.0
16 621
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
Education<Year 12
6.3
93.7
100.0
6 494
*
Year 12
5.1
94.9
100.0
4 146
*
Post-schoolR
5.8
94.2
100.0
9 945
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 585
Employment statusUnemployed
13.6
86.4
100.0
2 179
*
OtherR
4.9
95.1
100.0
18 537
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
Family statusSingle parent
14.8
85.2
100.0
1 486
*
OtherR
5.1
94.9
100.0
19 230
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
Housing typeDisadvantaged
13.2
86.8
100.0
1 235
*
OtherR
5.3
94.7
100.0
19 481
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
Main incomeGovernment payment
6.8
93.2
100.0
5 495
*
OtherR
5.4
94.6
100.0
15 221
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
Main languageNon-English
6.7
93.3
100.0
1 398
EnglishR
5.7
94.3
100.0
19 318
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
RemotenessRemote
6.5
93.5
100.0
491
Regional
6.2
93.8
100.0
6 394
Major cityR
5.6
94.4
100.0
13 831
Total
5.8
94.2
100.0
20 716
R Reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
* Significant difference (p<0.05) between this category and the reference category for this demographic variable in the regression.
Note: N=20 585 respondents for education and N=20 716 respondents for other demographic variables. Education was missing for 131 respondents.

  


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Coumarelos, C, Macourt, D, People, J, MacDonald, HM, Wei, Z, Iriana, R & Ramsey, S 2012, Legal Australia-Wide Survey: legal need in Australia, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, Sydney