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

WHETHER EXPERIENCED A SINGLE INCIDENT OF VIOLENCE OR MULTIPLE INCIDENTS

Current partner
Men and women who experienced violence by a current partner were equally likely to experience multiple incidents of violence. Refer to Table 17.

    • An estimated 54% of women (149,600) who experienced violence by a current partner experienced more than one incident of violence by that partner.
    • An estimated 65% of men (97,600) who experienced violence by a current partner experienced more than one incident by that partner.

Note: Whilst it may appear that men were more likely than women to experience multiple incidents of current partner violence, when the sampling error of these estimates is taken into consideration, the differences in these estimates are not statistically significantly. For more details regarding significance testing, refer to the Data Quality and Technical Notes page of the Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide, 2016 (cat. no. 4906.0.55.003).

Previous partner
Both men and women who experienced previous partner violence were more likely to experience multiple incidents of violence than a single incident. Refer to Table 18.
    • An estimated 68% of women (931,800) who experienced violence by a previous partner experienced more than one incident of violence by that partner.
    • An estimated 61% of men (241,600) who experienced violence by a previous partner experienced more than one incident by that partner.