Table 2

Retailer numbers by remoteness

Remoteness of postcodePostcodes (n)Retailers (n)Mean no. of retailers per postcode% difference in means*
Major cities of NSW55124322.60Ref.
Inner regional NSW2331813.83 −39 (−62 to 0)
Outer regional and remote NSW171247.29−68 (−84 to −33)
p-Value for difference in means0.003
  • Data are for 1685 retailers (including those without information on price) in the 95 selected postcodes.

  • *Estimated using Poisson regression with SEs inflated by a scale parameter equal to the Pearson χ2 statistic divided by the residual degrees of freedom to account for possible overdispersion.