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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (N = 100)

From: Rethink the interlink between land degradation and livelihood of rural communities in Chilga district, Northwest Ethiopia

Attributes Frequency
Gender (%)
 Male 85
 Female 15
Age (years)
 Minimum 20
 Maximum 70
 Average 45
Marital status
 Married 75
 Single 01
 Divorced 12
 Widowed 12
Family size (number)
 1–3 19
 4–6 32
 7–9 26
 > 10 23
Educational status
 Cannot read and write 69
 Basic education 21
 Primary education 9
 Secondary education 10
Landholding size (hectares)
 ≤ 0.5 19
 0.6–1.5 17
 1.6–2.0 33
 2.1–2.5 23
 > 2.5 8
  1. Source: field survey, 2016