Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
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Data custodian: Australian Institute of Criminology
Contact: Information Manager
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To monitor crime and perceptions of crime and criminal justice systems across the world.
The ICVS is a standardised instrument for monitoring crime and perceptions of crime and criminal justice systems world-wide, independently of information from official administrative sources.
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. Family and Domestic Violence offences are identified by the relationship of the victim to the perpetrator as reported by the victim.
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Respondents were randomly selected using the ‘White Pages plus 1’ method to include not yet listed and unlisted numbers. Interviews were conducted by telephone. Data collection was conducted by Roy Morgan Research. One person per household was selected using the ‘next birthday’ method.
A total of 21,620 telephone numbers were dialled. After taking account of refusals, terminations, appointments not met and calls terminated due to language problems, a total of 3,031 completed and useable interviews were obtained. This represented a response rate of 49.5 per cent relative to eligible numbers, and 56.5 per cent relative to eligible respondents.
The survey was designed as a stratified random sample. The strata consisted of the urban and rural areas of the mainland states, and the urban areas of Tasmania. The Northern Territory was included as part of rural South Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory as part of rural New South Wales. To ensure that the sample was representative of the target population, strict quotas were imposed for the areas, and “loose” quotas were imposed in terms of sex and age during the first stage of the survey.
Scope / target population
Adults aged 16 years and over.
Those suffering illness or disability, deaf or otherwise unable to respond to telephone, including those without a landline, were excluded. Homeless people and those living in group facilities or institutions were also excluded.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Data available for:
Frequency / Timing
Australia participated in the years 1989, 1992, 2000 and 2004.
Collection commenced: 1989
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Other data sources held by this agency
International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS)
Has this data source changed?
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