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: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Contact: Head, Drug Surveys and Services Unit
Address: GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT, 2601
Telephone: 02 6244 1000
Facsimile: 02 6244 1299
2007 National Drug strategy household Survey: Detailed Findings. Published 18 December 2008; ISSN 1442-7230; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 870 9; AIHW cat. no. PHE 107; 146pp
To obtain information on awareness, attitudes and behaviour in relation to drug use, including alcohol and tobacco as well as illicit drugs.
The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) collects information about attitudes towards drugs and drug consumption histories and related behaviours. It also collects information about harms arising from drug use, including occurrence and details of physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse and being put in fear by someone affected by alcohol or illicit drugs.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
2 Geographic information is recorded, however there are restrictions around publication of this data.
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
There is no formal definition of FDV used in this survey.
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
The survey used a multi stage stratified random sample to select households. The 'person aged 12 years or older who has the next birthday' was selected as the respondent.
Beginning in 2001, the NDSHS has used self-completion (drop and collect) and Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) methods. In 2007, there were 19,818 respondents in the drop and collect component (conducted by Roy Morgan Research) and 3,538 in the CATI component (conducted by the Social Research Centre). In 2010, the CATI component was dropped and only the drop and collect was continued. This has been undertaken by Roy Morgan Research.
The 2007 questionnaire is available at: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/phe/ndshs07-fr/ndshs07-fr-x05lowres.pdf
Scope / target population
The target population is people aged 12 years or older residing in private dwellings in Australia, at the time of the survey.
People who live in non-private dwellings, are homeless or live in institutions or at military bases are excluded from the survey sample.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Data available for:
Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness
Frequency / Timing
Last conducted between July and November 2007.
Collection commenced: 1985
Breaks in series: Yes. There have been a number of changes in methodology since the survey’s commencement which may impact on data comparability over time. Detailed information on the changes is provided in the published reports.
Other details: Previously run as the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse 1985.
Data availability / Dissemination
Detailed publications produced. The next publication release expected to be mid 2011.
Additional data is publicly available through the Australian Social Sciences Data Archive (ASSDA) http://www.assda.edu.au/
Other data sources held by this agency
Child Protection Notifications, Investigations and Substantiations collection, Australia
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection
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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