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Respondents were asked whether they or other members of the household could raise $2,000 within a week for something important. The reason for raising the money was left open to interpretation, with the object being to determine whether people thought their household had access to, or the ability to amass these resources within a week for something important. An example might be to pay for an emergency operation or unexpected bills and the money could be obtained from any source such as drawing on savings, getting a loan from family or friends or a financial institution.
Respondents were also asked if they or other members of the household had any of the following happen as a result of being short of money in the last 12 months:
The data items and related output categories for this topic are contained within the SPS Level – Financial stress tab in the data item list which is available in Excel spreadsheet format from the Downloads tab of this product.
Data for this topic has been collected to provide further analytical possibilities around the relationship between financial stress and characteristics of people who experience violence.
Data from this topic should not be used to only produce population estimates of financial stress statistics. The data should only be used in conjunction with other data related to experiences of violence collected in this survey.
Points to be considered when interpreting data for this topic include the following:
COMPARABILITY WITH PREVIOUS SURVEYS
Financial stress in the 2016 PSS is considered comparable to 2005 and 2012 PSS. This topic was not collected in the 1996 Women's Safety Survey.
Note that there was a minor wording change in 2016 to one category in the Cash flow problems items. ‘Unable to heat your home’ was changed to ‘Unable to heat or cool your home’ and should be considered when interpreting the data.
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4906.0.55.003 - Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide, 2016
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