Australian Bureau of Statistics
4906.0 - Personal Safety, Australia, 2012
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/2013
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DEMOGRAPHICS OF THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED VIOLENCE
In addition to the information for men and women aged 18 years and over about their experience of violence, the 2012 PSS also collected a range of information about their demographics. This included age, language, marital status, education, country of birth, State or Territory of residence. This information was also collected about a person's current partner. Three characteristics have been assessed and presented in this chapter from the 2012 PSS:
PREVALENCE OF VIOLENCE DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS - BROAD AGE GROUPS
Table 7 shows men's and women's experience of violence in the 12 months prior to the survey by broad age groups.
Footnote(s): (a) Refers to the respondent's current age at the time of the survey. (b) Includes any physical and/or sexual violence experienced in the 12 months prior to the survey.
Source(s): Personal Safety, Australia
Men's experience of violence in the 12 months prior to the survey differed depending on their age group:
There was no statistically significant difference in the prevalence of violence for men in the other age groups compared to the prevalence rate for all men (refer Table 7).
Women's experience of violence in the 12 months prior to the survey also differed depending on their age group:
There was no statistically significant difference in the prevalence of violence for women in the other age groups compared to the prevalence rate for all women (refer Table 7).
For a comprehensive list of all the demographic characteristics collected in the 2012 PSS, refer to the Data item list. These other data are available, on a fee for service basis, as customised tables through the ABS Information Consultancy or on the Confidentialised Unit Record File which is expected to be released in March 2014.
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