Table 1

Demographic characteristics of male and female participants in Natsal-3 by age group, 2012, UK (n=15 162)

Class labelMen (%)Women (%)
<45*45–5455–6465–74<45*45–5455–6465–74
(n=4060)(n=794)(n=772)(n=667)(n=5842)(n=1123)(n=1030)(n=874)
Ethnicity
White8591959685899496
Mixed31.00.50.6320.90.3
Asian74226331
Black43114511
Other†1.60.80.50.01.60.910.2
Sexual identity
Heterosexual/straight9796979996979999
Gay/lesbian2210.2110.80.1
Bisexual1110.5210.00.3
Other0.40.70.40.30.30.70.20.2
Relationship status
Married or civil partnership2350546228495550
Living with a partner18127320953
In a steady relationship, not cohabiting191194201352
No steady relationship3924272631273341
Academic qualifications
No academic qualifications101737528173835
Academic qualifications typically gained at age 16 years‡3240251832403327
Studying for or have attained further academic qualifications5242372954412718
Socioeconomic class§
Manager/professional3244412631393115
Intermediate3430312927252920
Semi-routine/routine3430312927252920
No job currently349278111850
Student1610.00.4160.90.30.2
Respondent has a longstanding illness, disability or infirmity
None8162454278604941
Non-limiting916242511132026
Limiting1022313211273133
Opinion of own health
Very good4635262446363225
Good4345424142423941
Fair1016222810162024
Bad14772577
Very bad0.40.8310.3122
Quintile of Index of Multiple Deprivation
1 (least deprived)1823222617232325
21922252619212325
31919211920202018
42318161722172016
5 (most deprived)2119171222201417
  • All numbers are weighted.

  • *Participants aged >16 years.

  • †Other includes Chinese.

  • ‡English General Certificate of Secondary Education or equivalent.

  • §National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification.