4906.0 - Personal Safety, Australia, 2016  
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CHARACTERISTICS OF PARTNER VIOLENCE

Where a person reported experiencing any type of violence by a partner since the age of 15, additional information was collected about the actions taken and consequences of violence over the course of the relationship. This provides a detailed dataset with comprehensive information for what happens when a person experiences:

    • Violence by a current partner who the respondent was living with at the time of the interview.
    • Violence by a previous partner the respondent was no longer living with or no longer in a relationship with at the time of interview. Where a person experienced violence by more than one previous partner, they were asked to focus on their most recently violent previous partner and what happened during and after that relationship.

Note: If a respondent experienced violence by more than one previous partner, detailed information was only collected for their most recently violent previous partner.

Note: The characteristics of current partner and previous partner violence cannot be added together to produce a total for characteristics of "partner violence". This is because persons may have experienced violence by both a current partner and a previous partner and therefore could be double counted if the data are combined. For more details, refer to the Partner Violence page of the Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide, 2016 (cat. no. 4906.0.55.003).