4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2013  
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Contact details
Purpose
Description
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)
Collection methodology
Scope / Target population
Coverage
Data availability / Dissemination
Publications
Collection history
Other data sources held by this agency


NATIONAL DRUG STRATEGY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY (NDSHS)

DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection typeGeographic coverageFrequencyData availability
  • Survey
  • National
  • State/territory (all)
  • ASGC Remoteness
  • 2–4 yearly
  • Detailed publication/report publicly available
  • Data cubes/spreadsheets publicly available
  • Customised data – free upon request 1
[1] May be subject to release conditions


DETAILED METADATA

Contact details:

Data custodianThe Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Contact Head,Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit
AddressGPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone02 6244 1000
Facsimile 02 6244 1299
Emailaod@aihw.gov.au
Internethttp://www.aihw.gov.au
Source linkhttp://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=32212254712
PURPOSE:
To obtain information on awareness, attitudes and behaviour in relation to drug use, including alcohol and tobacco as well as illicit drugs.

DESCRIPTION:

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.

DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

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.

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)2
Perpetrator
Secondary
Residential location
Age
Sex
Indigenous status
Disability status
Country of birth
Language spoken
Employment status
Education
Income
Socio-economic status
Mental illness
Other: (breast feeding in last 12 months)
[2] 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 (pub or club; party; street)
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
Prior history of victimisation/offending
Change to routine
Time off work/economic costs
Perceptions of behaviour as criminal
Other
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
Informal Support
Family/friends
Minister/priest
Telephone service
Other
COLLECTION METHODOLOGY

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:
http://www.aihw.gov.au/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=10737420195

SCOPE/TARGET POPULATION

The target population is people aged 12 years or older residing in private dwellings in Australia, at the time of the survey.

COVERAGE

People who live in non-private dwellings, are homeless or live in institutions or at military bases are excluded from the survey sample.

DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION

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/

PUBLICATIONS

2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey report, Drug statistics series no. 25, Cat. no. PHE 145. Canberra: AIHW

COLLECTION HISTORY

Collection commenced: 1985

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.

Other details: 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)