4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2013  
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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


SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SAAP) NATIONAL DATA COLLECTION (1996–97 TO 2010–11)

DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection typeGeographic coverageFrequencyData availability
  • Administrative census
  • National
  • State/territory(all
  • City/region
  • Annual
  • Detailed publication/report 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 Manager, SAAP National Data Collection Agency
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/homelessness-publications/
PURPOSE:
To record information about clients who access government funded specialist homelessness services.

DESCRIPTION:

This collection provides an overview of assistance given to clients and their accompanying children by government funded specialist homelessness agencies. National and complementary State/Territory reports are produced on a financial year basis.

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 on children accompanying adult clients.
[2] Status immediately before and after seeking assistance is recorded. 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 SAAP 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
Informal Support
Family/friends
Minister/priest
Telephone service
Other
COLLECTION METHODOLOGY

The AIHW, as the SAAP National Data Collection Agency, collects unit record data from all government funded specialist homelessness services, via two collections:
  • The Client Collection: collects information about clients and their accompanying children. Data are recorded by service providers (agencies) during, or immediately following, contact with clients and are then forwarded to the NDCA after support has ended or, for ongoing clients, at the end of the reporting period (30 June). Some data items require informed consent from the client to collect. Statistical linkage keys, which allow data collected on separate occasions from the same person to be combined without identifying the person, also require informed consent.
  • The Administrative Data Collection: consists of general information about the agencies providing accommodation and support to people who are homeless or in crisis. Details about these agencies are forwarded to the AIHW by departments with responsibility for homelessness services in each state and territory. The information provided includes the client target group of each agency, including agencies whose primary target group is women fleeing domestic/family violence.

SCOPE/TARGET POPULATION

Adults and accompanying children who access government funded specialist homelessness services.

COVERAGE

Published national estimates of clients, support periods, accompanying children and accompanying child support periods obtained using data from the Client Collection are adjusted for agency non-participation and, where applicable, client non-consent.
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

Government funded specialist homelessness services: National Data Collection annual report.

These annual reports cover the period 1996–97 to 2010–11.

COLLECTION HISTORY

Collection commenced: 1996–97

Break in series: Yes

Midway through the 2008–09 financial year, SAAP was discontinued and replaced by the National Affordable Housing Agreement. This resulted in some changes in the way the jurisdictions administer the agencies. The impact that the changed arrangements had in the first 6 months of operation is not known, but the number of funded agencies and the number of agencies that were required to participate in the collection decreased and comparisons with previous years’ data may be affected.

In 2005–06, refined definitions and a new statistical linkage key were introduced, resulting in a break in the data series.

Other details:
In July 2011 this collection will be replaced by the Specialist Homelessness Services Data Collection. Similar information about domestic violence will be collected. This collection will incorporate a broader range of services to homeless people and people at risk of homelessness, and will collect more detailed information on a range of topics.

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)