ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents statistics from the State Supplementary Survey, Community Preparedness for Emergencies, Western Australia, 2011. The survey collected information from Western Australian households about their experience in emergencies, emergency evacuation and existing preparations for future emergencies.
ABOUT THE SURVEY
State Supplementary Surveys are ad hoc surveys, which aim to provide state and territory government agencies with an opportunity to gain detailed information about specific aspects of the region's economic or social life. This information can assist in the formulation of policy strategies.
This survey was conducted as a supplement to the ABS Labour Force Survey (LFS) in October 2011. Data items were collected from Any Responsible Adult (ARA), on behalf of the household. A list of data items collected is available in the Appendix.
Estimates, including Relative Standard Errors (RSEs), are available in spreadsheet format (data cubes) on the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>. See the Downloads page of this release (cat. no. 4818.5).
When interpreting the results in this release, it is important to take into account factors that may affect the reliability of estimates. These factors are described in the Technical Note.
Users are advised to exercise caution if comparing estimates over different iterations of this State Supplementary Survey topic. Factors impacting on the comparability of estimates over time are detailed in Explanatory Notes 9 to 11.
ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated. Without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act, 1905.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Fiona Manson on Perth (08) 9360 5213.