4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2013  
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INTERNATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN SURVEY (IVAWS)

DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection typeGeographic coverageFrequencyData availability
  • Survey
  • National
  • Once only
  • Detailed publication/report publicly available


DETAILED METADATA

Contact details:

Data custodianAustralian Institute of Criminology
Contact Information Manager
AddressGPO Box 1936, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone02 6243 6968
Facsimile n/a
Emailfront.desk@aic.gov.au
Internethttp://www.aic.gov.au
Source linkhttp://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/rpp/41-60/rpp56.html
PURPOSE

To collect data on women's experiences of various types of violence by males.

DESCRIPTION

To collect data on women's experiences of various types of violence by males.

DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The International Violence Against Women Survey defines violence as including physical violence, unwanted touching and psychological violence, or controlling behaviours such as insults, humiliation, put downs, restrictions of freedom and constant surveillance. Family and domestic violence is defined based on the reported relationship between the victim and offender which include current and previous intimate partners and other relatives (father, stepfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin or some other male relative).

Aspects of family and domestic violence captured in the data are:
  • physical abuse;
  • sexual abuse;
  • psychological/emotional abuse; and
  • verbal abuse.

RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)

The summary table below is designed to indicate the amount of information available for each of the six elements outlined in Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2013 (cat. no. 4529.0).This is a subjective assessment made by the ABS about the data collected and is not an indication of data quality.

Conceptual Framework
Amount of Information Available
Element/Sub–element
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental factors
Psycho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Incident/event
Responses
Formal responses
Informal responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED CONTENT (data items collected)
The following tables provide a detailed analysis of the availability of specified data elements in the data source. The data items have been grouped into four counting units:

1. Context;
2. Person;
3. Incident/Event; and
4. Transaction.

Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.

Context

Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.
Person

Data Items
Respondent
(Victim)1
Perpetrator
Secondary
(Victim)
Residential location
Age
Sex
Indigenous status
Disability status
Country of birth
Language spoken
Employment status
Education
Income
Socio-economic status
Mental illness
Other: (marital status)
[1] Respondent may or may not have experienced family and domestic violence.
Incident/event

Data Items
Available
Location of incident/event
Residential location
Workplace
Educational institution
Public Place
Other Location
Relationship between parties
Current partner
Previous partner
Boyfriend/girlfriend/date
Parent
Child
Sibling
Other relatives
Other member of household
Personal/financial dependency
Other
Other Characteristics
Weapon used
Type of weapon
Physical injury sustained
Type of injury sustained
Pregnancy
Alcohol/substance use
1
Prior history of victimisation/offending
2
Change to routine
Time off work/economic costs
Perceptions of behaviour as criminal
Other
[1] Intimate partners only.
[2] Prior violence behaviour/trouble with police. Transaction

Data Items
Available
Detection
Reported to police
Reasons not reported to police
Satisfaction with police response
Application for violence order
Violence order issued
Offender charged
Offender went to court
Offender sentence type
Child protection involvement
Other
Formal support
Services used/ referral to services
Medical treatment/type
Counselling
Legal
Financial
Housing/accommodation
Crisis
Other (Family/community centre; women's health centre)
Informal Support
Family/friends
Minister/priest
Telephone service
Other
COLLECTION METHODOLOGY

Women were randomly selected using the ‘White Pages plus 1’ method to include not yet listed and unlisted numbers. Interviews were conducted by telephone during 2002-2003. Data collection was conducted by Roy Morgan Research. One woman per household was selected using the ‘next birthday’ method.

The IVAWS sample has been weighted to represent all females aged between 18 and 69 in the population by age and geographic area. Of the 17,247 households that were contacted by telephone, 6,677 women were interviewed in the IVAWS resulting in an effective participation rate of 39 per cent.

SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION
Women aged between 18 and 69 years in Australia living in a private household.

COVERAGE

Those suffering illness or disability, deaf or otherwise unable to respond to telephone, including those without a land line, were excluded. Homeless women and those living in group facilities or institutions were also excluded.

DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION

Published report.

PUBLICATIONS

Women's experiences of male violence: findings from the Australian component of the International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS)

COLLECTION HISTORY

Collection commenced: 2002–03

Break in series: No

Other details: n/a

OTHER DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY

International Crime Victimisation Survey (ICVS)