1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2008
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/11/2008
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More Victorian homes have smoke alarms now: ABS
Smoke alarms were installed in 97% of Victorian households in 2007, an increase from 84% in 1998, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistcs.
Almost 2 million households had smoke alarms in October 2007, and 85% had manually tested their alarms in the previous 12 months.
However, more than 50,000 households still remain without smoke alarms.
Other highlights from the survey include:
More information can be found in the Victorian Household Preparedness for Emergencies feature article contained in State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (cat. no. 1367.2), available for free download from the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>.
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