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Contents >> International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS)

INTERNATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN SURVEY (IVAWS)


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: Australian Institute of Criminology

Contact: Information Manager

Address: GPO Box 2944, Canberra, ACT, 2601

Telephone: 02 62609221

Facsimile: 02 6260 9201

Email: Janine.chandler@aic.gov.au

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

Publications

http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/rpp/41-60/rpp56.aspx


Purpose

To collect data on women’s experiences of various types of violence by males.

Description

To collect data on women’s experiences of various types of violence by males.

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
Eduation
Income
Geography
Other

Marital status
Personal data items
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other







Women's health centre; Family/community centre
Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness
2

2

FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear




Prior history of victimisation / offending

Prior violent behaviour and trouble with police
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

Whether talked about incident to family members
1 Respondent may or may not have experienced FDV.
2 This is collected for intimate partners only.

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






Note this is collected for non-partner violence only
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

IVAWS defines violence as including physical violence, including threats, sexual violence, including unwanted sexual touching and psychological violence, or controlling behaviours such as insults, humiliation, put-downs, restrictions of freedom and constant surveillance.

Family and Domestic Violence is defined based on the reported relationship between the victim and offender to include current and previous intimate partners and other relatives (father, step-father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, or some other male relative).

Aspects of FDP captured in the data are:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychological /emotional abuse
  • Verbal abuse

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

Women were randomly selected using the ‘White Pages plus 1’ method to include not yet listed and unlisted numbers. Interviews were conducted by telephone during 2002-2003. Data collection was conducted by Roy Morgan Research. One woman per household was selected using the ‘next birthday’ method.

The IVAWS sample has been weighted to represent all females aged between 18 and 69 in the population by age and geographic area. Of the 17,247 households that were contacted by telephone, 6,677 women were interviewed in the IVAWS resulting in an effective participation rate of 39 per cent.

Scope / target population

Women aged between 18 and 69 years in Australia living in a private household.

Coverage

Those suffering illness or disability, deaf or otherwise unable to respond to telephone, including those without a landline, were excluded. Homeless women and those living in group facilities or institutions were also excluded.

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

National

Data available for:
Australia

Frequency / Timing

Once only

Collection history

Collection commenced: 2002-03

Breaks in series: no

Other details: n/a

Data availability / Dissemination

Published report.

Other data sources held by this agency

International Crime Victimisation Survey (ICVS)

Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.

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