4524.0 - In Focus: Crime and Justice Statistics, December 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/12/2011   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  

STATE AND TERRITORY DIFFERENCES

Perceived levels of social disorder vary across the states and territories.

The proportion of respondents that perceived at least one social disorder issue in the Northern Territory (71.7%) and Western Australia (68.1%) was significantly higher than the proportion of respondents that perceived at least one social disorder issue nationally (60.8%). In contrast, the proportion of respondents that perceived at least one social disorder issue in Queensland (57.8%) and Tasmania (56.4%) was significantly lower than the proportion of respondents that perceived at least one social disorder issue nationally (60.8%).

PROPORTION OF RESPONDENTS IDENTIFYING AT LEAST ONE SOCIAL DISORDER ISSUE by STATE/TERRITORY(a)
Graph showing that the proportion of respondents identifying at least one social disorder issue was significantly higher in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, compared to the nation as a whole

A significantly larger proportion of respondents perceiving one or more social disorder issues in the Northern Territory considered at least one issue to be a large problem (50.4%), compared to Australians as a whole (32.9%). In contrast, a significantly lower proportion of respondents perceiving one or more social disorder problems in the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia considered at least one issue to be a large problem (23.3% and 27.8% respectively), compared to Australians as a whole (32.9%).

PROPORTION OF RESPONDENTS RATING AT LEAST ONE SOCIAL DISORDER ISSUE AS LARGE by STATE/TERRITORY(a)


Previous PageNext Page