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Study TitleQuality of life in Townsville, 1976
Primary InvestigatorProf Wolfgang L Grichting
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00047
AbstractThis survey is the first of a series of biennial surveys concerned with aspects of community life in Townsville conducted by the University. It focused on the city's residents' opinions concerning the city, the neighbourhood, the social services available and the economic situation. Information on the respondents' self-image, leisure activities, attitudes toward education and personal background was also collected. Another area of interest was drug use, in particular, the use of alcohol. Respondents were questioned on their typical and most recent weekend and weekday consumption, the usual source and company for alcohol consumption and their reason for drinking. Attitude statements concerning alcohol, alcoholics, smoking, marijuana and analgesics were included. Background variables included education of household members; occupation of head of household, previous occupation and incidence of unemployment; income of household; country of origin of respondent and parents; age; marital status; religious preference; religiosity and political preference.
Production Date (documentation)2007-06-15
Bibliographic CitationGrichting, Wolfgang L. Quality of life in Townsville, 1976, [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2005.
CopyrightCopyright © 2005, James Cook University of North Queensland. All rights reserved.
ContactProf Wolfgang L Grichting Department of Behavioural Studies James Cook University of North Queensland Townsville, Queensland
Contact AffiliationDepartment of Behavioural Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Sociology, Culture;Social indicators, Quality of life, Life satisfaction
KeywordsAlcohol;Alcohol abuse;Communities;Curriculum;Drugs;Economic conditions;Education;Income;Leisure;Living standards;Self perception;Sex discrimination;Smoking;Social welfare;Town planning;Urbanisation
Population (Universe)All adults aged 15 years and over residing in the city of Townsville and the shire of Thuringowa.
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Geographic CoverageCity of Townsville, State of Queensland
Geographic UnitPostcode
Methodology Content
Sampling ProcedureSimple random sample: One respondent from each selected household was interviewed.
Data Kindsurvey
Response RateThe raw response rate was 75% (363 households were successfully interviewed).
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Deposit Information Content
DepositorProf Wolfgang L Grichting Department of Behavioural Studies James Cook University of North Queensland Townsville, Queensland
Deposit Date1982-05-07
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Unit of AnalysisIndividual
Mode of Data Collectionpersonal interview
CommentThis survey is the first of a series of biennial surveys concerned with aspects of community life in Townsville conducted by the University. It focused on the city's residents' opinions concerning the city, the neighbourhood, the social services available and the economic situation. Information on the respondents' self-image, leisure activities, attitudes toward education and personal background was also collected. Another area of interest was drug use, in particular, the use of alcohol. Respondents were questioned on their typical and most recent weekend and weekday consumption, the usual source and company for alcohol consumption and their reason for drinking. Attitude statements concerning alcohol, alcoholics, smoking, marijuana and analgesics were included. Background variables included education of household members; occupation of head of household, previous occupation and incidence of unemployment; income of household; country of origin of respondent and parents; age; marital status; religious preference; religiosity and political preference.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 17:31:29 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Grichting, Wolfgang L. Quality of life in Townsville, 1976, [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2005.
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2007, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Quality of life in Townsville, 1976
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LabelQuality of life in Townsville, 1976
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CountriesAustralia
Type of Research Instrumentstructured
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2004-08-26
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time MethodCross-sectional (one-time) study
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