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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Windy emergencies prevail along the eastcoast: ABS
In the last two years the most common type of emergency experienced by NSW, VIC, QLD and the ACT households was storm, wind or hail according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The storm, wind and hail emergencies occurred in 15,300 (12%) of ACT households, 192,700 (7%) of NSW households, 92,700 (6%) of QLD households and 69,100 (3%) of VIC households.
The ABS publication Household Preparedness for Emergencies, NSW, Vic., Qld and ACT, October 2007 reports on the experiences of households who had a recent emergency and the steps households had taken in preparing for emergencies. Some selected highlights include:
Further details are available in Household Preparedness for Emergencies: NSW, Vic., Qld and ACT, October 2007 (cat. no. 4818.0.55.001) and available for free download from the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Media requests and interviews
Dean Souter (02) 6252 5691; 0438 018 814
Richard Lynch (02) 6252 6139; 0407 107 931
NSW Emily Hansen (02) 9268 4566
VIC Fiona Shalley (03) 9615 7510
QLD Cassie McFarling (07) 3222 6330
ACT Brent Perkins (02) 6252 8911
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