Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
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Data custodian: Northern Territory Department of Housing, Local Government and Regional Services.
Contact: Senior Analyst Coordination and Reporting, Business, Strategy and Performance
Address: GPO Box 4621, Darwin, NT, 0801
Telephone: 08 8999 8489
Facsimile: 08 8999 8489
No data published presently.
2 indicates repeat client, not necessarily repeat victimisation as reasons for seeking housing assistance may differ in previous occasions.
3 TMS does not currently allow reasons for seeking priority housing access to be recorded electronically, however this information will be accessible electronically following an upgrade in late 2011.
Information is also available about the:
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
The definition of domestic and family violence used is consistent with the Northern Territory’s Domestic and Family Violence Act (2009).
Domestic and family related incidents include all incidents where the nature of the incident is between people in a ‘domestic relationship’, according to the definition in Section 9 of the Act. This definition includes intimate partners (who are married or unmarried, in de facto relationships, boyfriends, girlfriends, gay or straight) and violence between other members of a family, household or community.
Such incidents cover the range of behaviours described in Section 5 of the Act and include: conduct causing harm, for example, sexual or physical assault; damaging property, including the injury or death of an animal; emotional abuse; intimidation; financial deprivation; stalking; economic abuse; social isolation; and spiritual abuse or attempting or threatening to commit the above-mentioned conduct. It also includes child abuse and neglect.
Staff completing and assessing Priority Housing application forms apply the legislative definition of domestic and family violence (linked into the operational manual). By the time the person needs to make an application for Priority Housing, the domestic violence has been established and must be demonstrated in the application process by supporting documentation, e.g., from social worker, hospital, police report.
Aspects of FDV captured by the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Applicants must apply to be housed on a priority basis by completing an application form that is available from Housing Services Regional Offices. The form can be completed by the applicant or by a Housing Services Officer. Once the form is complete, the information is entered into the Tenancy Management System.
Scope / target population
All persons eligible for priority housing in the Northern Territory.
Priority housing data is limited to urban priority housing applicants and does not include tenants already in public housing.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Urban areas of Northern Territory.
Data available for:
Other - Territory Housing’s Administrative Regions may be available subject to confidentiality.
Frequency / Timing
Ad hoc – external reports are produced on request only
Collection commenced: 1991
Breaks in series: no
Other details: Some data items have been added over time. For example, disability (2007); language spoken (2009).
Information captured on application forms in remote areas.
At the current time, information collected on the ‘Reason for applying for Priority Housing’ is not entered into the Tenancy Management System for remote area applications. This information is kept on hardcopy files only so extracting and compiling this information would be a resource intensive and time consuming exercise. There are plans to have this information available in the future.
In addition, information collected in remote areas is not entered into the Tenancy Management System but is managed independently in an interim database. There are plans to bring in remote public housing information into the Tenancy Management System.
Data availability / Dissemination
Data may be available on request.
Other data sources held by this agency
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