Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2011 First Issue
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Data custodian: New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (FACS)
Contact: Michelle Jeuken, Executive Director Corporate Information, FACS
Address: Level 2, 55 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Telephone: 02 9248 0912
This database records the number of calls to the DV Line and information about callers and/or victims of domestic violence. Information is used primarily for reporting purposes.
DV Line provides telephone counselling, information and referrals for people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. The DV Line is a service for women and gay men experiencing domestic violence from past and present intimate partner(s).
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
No formal definition of Family and Domestic Violence is used. Callers self-identify as needing the counselling/information/advocacy services provided by the DV Line. This database is solely for capturing information about Family and Domestic Violence.
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
This database records the number of calls to the DV Line and information about callers and/or victims of Domestic Violence. Caseworkers at the DV Line enter information into the database based on the information gathered during the telephone call.
Each caseworker records the information about the calls they receive in an SPSS file. All SPSS files are then collated for reporting purposes.
Scope / target population
This database captures the number of calls to the DV Line. A call is a record of communication to the DV Line regarding a person, with or without children, who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence and is requesting assistance, information about domestic violence or other information.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
New South Wales - postcode recorded
Data available for:
New South Wales
Community Services Regions
Frequency / Timing
Collection commenced: 1999
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Limited aggregated information is published in the Annual Report.
Additional data may be provided free on request. See guidelines attached:
Other data sources held by this agency
KiDS (Key Information and Directory System) New South Wales
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.
This page last updated 28 March 2012
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