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Definition of family and domestic violence
Relationship to Defining the data challenge for family, domestic and sexual violence (cat. no. 4529.0)
Family and domestic violence related content (data items collected)
Scope / Target population
Data availability / Dissemination
Other data sources held by this agency
NATIONAL DRUG STRATEGY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY (NDSHS)
 May be subject to release conditions
|Collection type||Geographic coverage||Frequency||Data availability |
- State/territory (all)
- ASGC Remoteness
- Detailed publication/report publicly available
- Data cubes/spreadsheets publicly available
- Customised data – free upon request 1
|To obtain information on awareness, attitudes and behaviour in relation to drug use, including alcohol and tobacco as well as illicit drugs.|
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
|The National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) collects information about attitudes towards drugs and drug consumption histories and related behaviours. It also collects information about harms arising from drug use, including occurrence and details of physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse and being put in fear by someone affected by alcohol or illicit drugs.|
RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)
|There is no formal definition of FDV used in this survey. |
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
- physical abuse;
- sexual abuse;
- verbal abuse; and
- being put in fear.
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.
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:
3. Incident/Event; and
Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.
This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit. Person
 Respondent may or may not have experienced family and domestic violence. Incident/event
|The survey used a multi stage stratified random sample to select households. The 'person aged 12 years or older who has the next birthday' was selected as the respondent. |
Beginning in 2001, the NDSHS has used self-completion (drop and collect) and Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) methods. In 2007, there were 19,818 respondents in the drop and collect component (conducted by Roy Morgan Research) and 3,538 in the CATI component (conducted by the Social Research Centre). In 2010, the CATI component was dropped and only the drop and collect was continued (2010 sample 26,648). This has been undertaken by Roy Morgan Research.
The 2010 questionnaire is available at:
|The target population is people aged 12 years or older residing in private dwellings in Australia, at the time of the survey.|
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
|People who live in non-private dwellings, are homeless or live in institutions or at military bases are excluded from the survey sample.|
2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report, Drug statistics series no. 25, Cat. no. PHE 145. Canberra: AIHW
|Detailed publications produced. The next publication release expected to be mid 2014.|
Additional data is publicly available through the Australian Data Archive (ADA) http://www.ada.edu.au/
|Break in Series: Yes. There have been a number of changes in methodology since the survey’s commencement which may impact on data comparability over time. Detailed information on the changes is provided in the published reports.|
Previously run as the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse 1985.
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
Child Protection National Minimum Data Set
National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection
Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC)