4818.0.55.001 - Household Preparedness for Emergencies: NSW, Vic., Qld and ACT, Oct 2007 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2008  First Issue
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In addition to the statistics provided in this publication, ABS can produce customised tables upon request, cross-classifying any of the following information, subject to confidentiality and data quality restrictions. Inquiries should be made to the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Demographic Characteristics

Geographic location (State - Capital city/Balance of state except for the ACT)

Labour force region

Household composition

Family composition

Number of usual residents

Households containing at least one or more persons aged 0-14 years

Households containing at least one or more persons aged 55 years and over

Dwelling structure

Tenure type

Landlord type

Length of time respondent has lived at the current address

Whether anyone in household does not speak English

Whether all non-English speakers in the household would understand emergency instructions in English

Emergency Precautions

Whether household has an emergency plan(s)

Type(s) of emergency covered by the emergency plan(s)

Number of emergency types covered by the emergency plan(s)

Whether any of the emergency plan(s) are written down

Whether household rehearsed any of the emergency plan(s) in the last 12 months

Whether anyone in household would need help evacuating in an emergency

Whether home contains a portable first aid kit

Whether anyone in household has a first aid qualification

Whether first aid qualification obtained or renewed in the last 3 years

Whether emergency phone numbers are located for ease of use

Location of emergency phone numbers

Whether anyone in household currently volunteers for any emergency, safety or rescue organisations

Emergency, safety or rescue organisation for which a household member(s) currently volunteers (differs by State)

Safety Measures

Whether the home has smoke alarms/detectors installed

Number of smoke alarms/detectors

Number of smoke alarms/detectors in working order

Whether any of the smoke alarms/detectors were manually tested in the last 12 months

When smoke alarm(s)/detector(s) last manually tested during the last 12 months

Whether the home has any fire blanket(s)

Whether the home has any fire extinguishers

Whether fire extinguishers are less than 5 years old

Whether the home has any electrical safety switches or circuit breakers and their location

Whether trees/branches which could damage the home in a storm have been trimmed/removed in the last 12 months

Whether leaf or gutter guards installed in the home

Whether roof gutters around the home cleared of debris in the last 12 months

Whether roof or ceiling leaks when it rains

Emergency perceptions and experiences

Whether respondent considers their home to be in an area subject to bushfires

Whether respondent considers that their home could be affected by flooding from a nearby natural water course

Whether household has experienced an emergency at the current address in the last 2 years

Type of most recent non-medical emergency

Whether emergency service(s) contacted in most recent emergency

Type of emergency service(s) contacted

Whether any action taken to be better prepared in event of similar emergency

Type of action taken