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Safety in the Home, Melbourne
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW

    The "Safety in the Home, Melbourne, November 1992" survey was conducted as a supplementary survey to the Monthly Population Survey, by the ABS on behalf of the Victorian Government, with specific linkage to the Department of Health and Community Services, Victoria.

    PURPOSE

    Information was collected on home safety features such as smoke detectors, electrical safety switches, hand rails, pool fences and child resistant gates, anti-slip bath/shower surfaces, medicine cupboards and stair guards; along with the incidence of first aid training and home injuries. Potential safety hazards (quantified) included: stairs, pool, spa, scalding hot water, adjustable thermostat, firearms, types of medication and cleaning agents kept, and ammunition.

    SCOPE

    The survey collects information from households within private dwellings in Melbourne. Private dwellings are houses, flats, home units, caravans, garages, tents and other structures that are used as places of residence at the time of interview. Long-stay caravan parks are also included. These are distinct from special dwellings which include hotels, boarding schools, boarding houses and institutions. Special dwellings are excluded.

    The survey also excludes households which contain members of non-Australian defence forces stationed in Australia and diplomatic personnel of overseas governments.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    Households within private dwellings in the Melbourne statistical division were classified as households with or without an older resident (an usual resident aged 60 years or more), and households with or without a young child (a child aged 4 years or less).

    Main outputs

    Safety in the Home, Melbourne, November 1992. (ABS Cat. No. 4387.2)

    Classifications

    Australian Standard Geographical Classification (statistical region)

    Age of older resident (60 to 64 years, 65 to 74 years, 75 years or more)

    Nature of occupancy (owned, rented, other)

    Dwelling type (separate house, semi-detached/row or terrace/townhouse, flat/unit/apartment/other)

    Country of birth (Australia, other main English speaking countries, other)

    Other concepts (summary)

    Nil

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Statistical Region
    Labour Force Region
    Part of State Metropolitan
    Capital City Statistical Division

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    Geographic detail is statistical regions (labour force regions) within the Melbourne statistical division

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Once Only

    Frequency comments



    COLLECTION HISTORY

    A one-off survey, using the Monthly Population Survey sample of private dwellings in the Melbourne statistical division for November 1992.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments

    Once off survey as part of the Victorian State Supplementary Survey . Results published in "Safety in the Home, Melbourne, November 1992." (ABS Cat. No. 4387.2)


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    03/01/2006 12:38 PM



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