4906.0 - Personal Safety, Australia, 2016  
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PREVALENCE OF PARTNER VIOLENCE OVER TIME

The PSS has previously been conducted in 2005 and 2012. For more information on comparability of prevalence of partner violence over time, refer to the Partner Violence chapter of the Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide, 2016 (cat. no. 4906.0.55.003).

Between 2005 and 2016, the proportion of women who experienced partner violence in the previous 12 months has remained relatively stable. In 2005, approximately 1.5% of women aged 18 years and over experienced partner violence in the previous 12 months, whilst in 2016 the figure was 1.7%. Since the survey was last conducted in 2012, there was also no significant difference in the proportion of women who experienced partner violence (1.5%).

The proportion of men who experienced partner violence in the previous 12 months increased between 2005 and 2016. In 2005, approximately 0.4% of men aged 18 years and over experienced partner violence in the previous 12 months, whilst in 2016 the figure was 0.8%. However since the survey was last conducted in 2012, there was no significant change in the proportion of men who experienced partner violence (0.6%). Refer to Table 2.