Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
Previous 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: Child and Youth Welfare Unit
Address: GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT, 2601
Telephone: 02 6244 1270
Latest release is Child Protection Australia 2009-10 and can be downloaded free from: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10859
Printed copies can be purchased via the website. Latest version is Child Protection Australia 2009–10, ISBN 978 1 74249 103 5
To collate State/Territory administrative data into a consistent national-level database, to allow reporting on child protection services/activities.
This collection provides detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services and some of the characteristics of the children within these systems.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
There is no formal definition of FDV used in this collection.
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Administrative data from state/territory departments is collected using nationally agreed data specifications. This collection captures reported child abuse/neglect.
In Australia, child protection is a state and territory government responsibility, and there are significant differences in how each deals with and reports child protection issues. Statistical comparisons between states and territories should therefore be treated with caution.
Scope / target population
All children under the age of 18 years who are involved in state/territory statutory child protection services.
Only child protection matters that were notified to state and territory child protection and support services are included in this national collection. Notifications made to other organisations, such as the police or non-government welfare agencies, are included only if these notifications were also referred to state and territory departments responsible for child protection and support services.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Data available for:
Frequency / Timing
Collection commenced: 1991-1992
Breaks in series: yes - changes to policy/practice over time limit the comparability of trend data.
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Annual reports are usually published in late January each year. Additional data may be available on request as a paid consultancy.
Other data sources held by this agency
National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)
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 2 October 2013
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