Table 1

Listed and unlisted tobacco retailers by selected characteristics

ListedUnlistedTotalP value*
Total7154125
Primary business type, n (%)<0.01
 Petrol station29 (40.8)2 (3.7)31 (24.8)
 Pub0 (0)24 (44.4)24 (19.2)
 Takeaway liquor outlet0 (0)24 (44.4)24 (19.2)
 Supermarket17 (23.9)0 (0)17 (13.6)
 Milk bar/General store11 (15.5)0 (0)11 (8.8)
 News agency6 (8.5)1 (1.9)7 (5.6)
 Tobacconist/Gift shop/Barber3 (4.2)3 (5.6)6 (4.8)
 Deli/Café/Diner3 (4.2)0 (0)3 (2.4)
 Accommodation2 (2.8)0 (0)2 (1.6)
Vending machine present, n (%)<0.01
 No71 (100)38 (70.4)109 (87.2)
 Yes0 (0)16 (29.6)16 (12.8)
IRSED† score, mean±SD950.7±82.2949.4±72950.1±77.60.93
Distance from municipal offices (km)‡, mean±SD11±15.27.1±119.3±13.60.12
Proportion current smokers (%)§, mean±SD11.3±4.810.9±4.311.1±4.60.68
Proportion of population under 20 (%)†, mean±SD22.8±5.821.5±5.522.2±5.70.22
  • 2 statistic for categorical variables or t-test for continuous variables.

  • †Based on SA1 of each retailer. One listed retailer was located in an SA1 without an IRSED score or resident population.

  • ‡Straight-line distance.

  • §Based on suburb of each retailer. One listed retailer was located in a suburb that did not receive any responses to the community survey.

  • IRSED, Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage; SA1, Statistical Area Level 1.