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 directory data sources held by this agency


SPECIALIST HOMELESSNESS SERVICES COLLECTION (SHSC)

DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection typeGeographic coverageFrequencyData availability
  • Administrative census
  • National
  • State/territory(all)
  • City/region
  • LGA
  • ASGC remoteness
  • Annual
  • More than annual
  • Detailed publication/report publicly available
  • Data cubes/spreadsheets publicly available
  • Agency annual report
  • Customised data - charged consultancy 1
[1] May be subject to release conditions


DETAILED METADATA

Contact details:

Data custodianThe Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Contact Unit Head, Homelessness Reporting and Data development
AddressGPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone1800 627 191
Facsimile n/a
Emailhomelessnessdata@aihw.gov.au
Internetwww.aihw.gov.au
Source linkhttp://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail?id=60129542549
PURPOSE:

To record information about clients who access government funded specialist homelessness services.

DESCRIPTION:

This collection provides an overview of assistance given by government funded specialist homelessness agencies. National reports collected monthly and published on a financial year basis, including state and territory results.

DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

'Domestic/family violence' is defined as 'physical or emotional abuse inflicted on the client by a family member'.

Aspects of family and domestic violence captured in the data are:
  • physical abuse (including sexual abuse);and
  • psychological/emotional 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
Victim
Perpetrator
Secondary 1
Residential location
Age
Sex
Indigenous status
Disability status
Country of birth
Language spoken
Employment status
2
Education
Income
2
Socio-economic status
Mental illness
Other: (family unit; tenure type)
2
[1] A subset of information is collected from children accompanying adult clients.
[2] Status immediately before and after seeking assistance is recorded.
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    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
    1
    Child
    1
    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
    2
    Alcohol/substance use
    Prior history of victimisation/offending
    Change to routine
    Time off work/economic costs
    Perceptions of behaviour as criminal
    Other
    [1] Parent and child relationships are collected for SHS clients but not as a relationship between victim and perpetrator
    [2] Where recorded as a reason for seeking accommodation assistance.
    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 (reason for seeking accommodation/support)
    Informal Support
    Family/friends
    Minister/priest
    Telephone service
    Other
    COLLECTION METHODOLOGY

    The AIHW collects unit record data from all government funded specialist homelessness services about clients for whom they provide services. Data are recorded by service providers (agencies) each month for the period during which the agency provides services to the client. Some data items require informed consent from the client to collect.

    SCOPE/TARGET POPULATION

    All people who access government funded specialist homelessness services.

    COVERAGE

    The 2011–12 Client Collection achieved a national agency participation rate of 90%. Across Australia, consent and valid statistical linkage keys were obtained from clients in 90% and 93% of records, respectively.

    DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION

    Detailed publications and annual reports are produced. Additional data are available on request as a paid consultancy.

    Release of data must conform with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987. Data will not be released that may be used to identify an individual.

    PUBLICATIONS

    Specialist Homelessness Services, 2011–12 Annual Report.
    ISBN 978-1-74249-390-9

    Specialist Homelessness Services Collection: July – December 2012.
    ISBN 978-1-74249-447-0

    COLLECTION HISTORY

    Collection commenced: 2011–12

    Break in series: No

    Other details: n/a

    OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY

    Child Protection National Minimum Data Set
    National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)
    National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)
    Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection (1996–97 to 2010–11)