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4526.5.55.001 - Home Safety and Security, Western Australia, Oct 2004  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/04/2005   
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ADDITIONAL DATA AVAILABLE

In addition to the statistics provided in this publication, the ABS can produce customised tabulations on request. Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, tabulations can be produced from the survey by cross-classifying any of the following data items for the relevant survey populations.


POPULATIONS


All households


Households with smoke alarms/detectors

Households which experienced a break-in and/or attempted break-in

Households which experienced a break-in only

Households which experienced an attempted break-in only

Households which experienced a break-in and had property stolen


DATA ITEMS



Dwelling characteristics


Area of usual residence

  • Perth
  • Balance of WA

    Dwelling type
  • Separate house
  • Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse
  • Flat, unit or apartment on ground floor
  • Flat, unit or apartment on other than ground floor
  • Other

    Tenure type
  • Fully owned
  • Being purchased
  • Rented (public)
  • Rented (private)
  • Other

    Length of time in current dwelling
  • Less than 12 months
  • 12 months to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more


    Household characteristics


    Household type
  • Person living alone
  • Couple only
  • Couple with children
  • Lone parent with children
  • All other households

    Seniors household
  • Seniors household (at least one household resident aged 60 years or over)
  • Non-seniors household (no household resident aged 60 years or over)


    Safety measures


    Whether dwelling has smoke alarms/detectors installed


    Whether household members have thought about / discussed ways to get out of the dwelling in case of an emergency

    Whether any household member would have difficulty exiting the dwelling without help in an emergency

    Whether smoke alarms were in working order

    Number of smoke alarms
  • One
  • Two
  • Three or more

    Power source of smoke alarm(s)
  • All alarms powered by mains electricity with battery back-up
  • All alarms battery-powered
  • Mixture of alarms powered by mains electricity with battery back-up, and battery-powered alarms
  • Other

    When batteries in smoke alarm(s) were last changed
  • In the last 12 months
  • 12 months ago or more
  • Never
  • Can't remember / don't know
  • Smoke alarms only recently installed (in the last 12 months)

    When smoke alarm(s) was last tested
  • In the last 12 months
  • 12 months ago or more
  • Never
  • Can't remember / don't know
  • Smoke alarms only recently installed (in the last 12 months)


    Security features


    Whether dwelling has key-operated deadlocks on its external doors
  • On all external doors
  • On some external doors
  • None

    Whether dwelling has lockable security screens on its external doors
  • On all external doors
  • On some external doors
  • None

    Whether dwelling has keyed window locks or lockable security shutters on windows
  • On all windows
  • On some windows
  • None

    Whether dwelling has security screens, window film, bars or grilles on windows
  • On all windows
  • On some windows
  • None

    Whether dwelling has external sensor lights

    Whether dwelling has a security/burglar alarm

    Whether security/burglar alarm is monitored
  • Alarm monitored by a security company (or other organisation)
  • Alarm monitored by telephone modem
  • Alarm is unmonitored
  • Alarm is not operational

    Whether household has a dog


    Household property crime


    Whether household experienced a break-in or attempted break-in in the last 12 months (or since they moved in).
  • Home break-in
  • Attempted home break-in
  • No actual or attempted home break-in

    Number of incidents in the last 12 months

    Number of incidents reported to police

    Type of most recent incident
  • Home break-in
  • Attempted home break-in

    Whether most recent incident reported to police

    Point of entry / attempted entry
  • Door
  • Window
  • Garage
  • Roof
  • Other

    Whether point of entry / attempted entry locked

    Whether point of entry / attempted entry at front of dwelling

    Whether point of entry / attempted entry visible to neighbours or passers-by at time of incident

    Whether anyone was home at time of incident

    Whether incident occurred on a weekday / weekend

    Whether incident occurred during daylight hours

    Whether any property was stolen

    Value of stolen property
  • Up to $499
  • Between $500 and up to $2,999
  • $3,000 or more

    Whether any security features have been installed or removed since most recent incident

    Features installed or removed since most recent incident
  • Key-operated deadlocks on external doors
  • Lockable security shutters on doors
  • Keyed window locks or lockable security shutters on windows
  • Security screens, window film, bars or grilles on windows
  • External sensor lights
  • Security/Burglar alarm
  • Other


    Security features (at time of incident)


    Whether dwelling had key-operated deadlocks on its external doors at time of most recent incident
  • On all external doors
  • On some external doors
  • None

    Whether dwelling had lockable security screens on its external doors at time of most recent incident
  • On all external doors
  • On some doors
  • None

    Whether dwelling had keyed window locks or lockable security shutters on windows at time of most recent incident
  • On all windows
  • On some windows
  • None

    Whether dwelling had security screens, window film, bars or grilles on windows at time of most recent incident
  • On all windows
  • On some windows
  • None

    Whether dwelling had external sensor lights at time of most recent incident

    Whether dwelling had a security/burglar alarm at time of most recent incident


    FURTHER INFORMATION


    For further information about additional data available on request, please contact Carolann Hoad on Perth (08) 9360 5947.



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