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Contents >> National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)

NATIONAL DRUG STRATEGY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY (NDSHS)


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
ACT
Northern Territory
Regional
LGA
ASGC Remoteness
Other
More than annual
Annual
2-4 yearly
Less than 5 yearly
Once only
Ad hoc
Detailed publication / report publicly available
Data cubes / spreadsheets publicly available
Agency annual report
Customised data - free upon request1
Customised data - charged consultancy1
Not published - may be available on request1
Not publicly available
[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact

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

Email: aod@aihw.gov.au

Internet: http://www.aihw.gov.au

Publications

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10579

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

Purpose

To obtain information on awareness, attitudes and behaviour in relation to drug use, including alcohol and tobacco as well as illicit drugs.

Description

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.

Collection Type

Survey

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Respondent
(Victim1)
Secondary victim
Offender
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography
1
Other
Personal data items
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other

Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness



FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear
Prior history of victimisation / offending
Known outcomes
application for violence order
violence order issued
offender charged
offender went to court
offender found guilty
offender sentence type
child protection involvement
time off work / economic costs
medical treatment received / type
changed routine
other
Other personal data items

Breast-feeding in last 12 months
1 Respondent may or may not have experienced FDV.
2 Geographic information is recorded, however there are restrictions around publication of this data.

Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other






Pub or club; at a party; street
Relationship between parties
married/de facto spouse
current / former partner/boyfriend/girlfriend
parent-child
sibling
other member of household
other relatives
relationships of personal or financial dependency







Weapon use
type of weapon

Alcohol involved
Substance use involved

Physical injury sustained
type of injury

Reported to police
reasons for not reporting

Other


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:

    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Verbal abuse
    • Being put in fear

Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)

Conceptual Framework Element / Sub-element
Amount of Information Available
None
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental Factors
Individual pyscho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Understandings and acknowledgments of risk and safety
Incident
Responses
Informal responses
Formal system responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation

Collection methodology

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.

Coverage

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

National

Data available for:
Australia
State/territory (all)
Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Remoteness

Frequency / Timing

3 yearly
Last conducted between July and November 2007.

Collection history

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.

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