The Community Preparedness for Emergencies Survey was conducted as a supplement to the ABS Monthly Population Survey (MPS) in October 2007. It was conducted on a subset of the full sample of private dwellings in WA that were included in the MPS. It covered all persons who were usual residents of private dwellings except:
- members of the Australian permanent defence forces;
- certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from censuses and surveys;
- overseas residents in Australia;
- members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependents) stationed in Australia; and
- persons living in sparsely settled areas of WA.
Coverage rules were applied to ensure that each person was associated with only one dwelling, and hence had only one chance of selection in the survey.
Data items in the tables are divided into two parts:
i) Evacuation plan and selected household characteristics for the following categories:
experienced any major emergencies
assistance required to exit dwelling
transport assistance requiring
access to alternate accommodation
pets needing evacuation
provide unpaid care to non-household member
have a role that may be called on to assist
unable to understand English
willingness to evacuate
ii) Emergency preparedness of the household relating to:
exit plan from dwelling
agreed meeting place
availability of stored drinking water
availability of food that does not need cooking or refrigeration
access to a portable radio with working batteries
access to mobile phones
access to landline telephone
first aid qualification
household with members on long term medication
keeping of medication in one location for households with members on long-term medication
keeping of important documents together
having a torch for ready use.
The data tables are by:
Perth metropolitan region
WA non-metropolitan region
experience in major emergency
selected age group
exit plan [for part (i) data items]
ability to understand English [for part (ii) data items]
Relevant ABS, National and/or International classifications and standards will be used. Where these are not available, the survey will aim for consistency with other ABS surveys.
Other concepts (summary)
Major Statistical Region
Comments and/or Other Regions
State supplementary survey topics vary each year. The Community Preparedness for Emergencies, WA 2007 survey is a new one-off survey. A separate survey but on the same topic was conducted in NSW in 2003 (Community Preparedness for Emergencies, New South Wales, October 2003, cat. no. 4818.1).
Data availability comments
Data will be available in the publication 'Community Preparedness for Emergencies, WA, Oct 2007' (ABS Cat No. 4818.5). Additional data will be available on request as a chargeable service.
DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
22/04/2008 12:46 PM