4906.0 - Personal Safety, Australia, 2016  
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IMPACTS OF PARTNER VIOLENCE - TEMPORARY SEPARATIONS

Note: the definition of partner violence for this section is restricted to only those who experienced violence by a partner while they were living together. A partner who was not violent during the relationship, but has been violent since the relationship ended is not included.


WHETHER EVER TEMPORARILY SEPARATED FROM VIOLENT PARTNER

Refer to Table 23.

Whether men temporarily separated from violent partner

Men who experienced current or previous partner violence were less likely than women to temporarily separate from their partner.

Current partner
An estimated 82% of men (123,400) who experienced violence by a current partner had never temporarily separated from their partner.

Previous partner
An estimated 38% of men (141,600) who experienced violence by a previous partner temporarily separated from their partner during the relationship. Of these men, around one in four separated from their partner just once (27% or 38,700), with the remaining separating more than once.

Graph Image for MEN WHO EXPERIENCED VIOLENCE BY A PREVIOUS PARTNER(a)(b) AND TEMPORARILY SEPARATED,Number of times separated

Footnote(s): (a) Experienced partner violence since the age of 15. (b) Previous partner living with at the time that the violence occurred. (c) Estimate for men who experienced previous partner violence and temporarily separated three times has an RSE between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution. (d) Estimate for men who experienced previous partner violence and temporarily separated more than three times has an RSE between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.

Source(s): Personal Safety Survey, 2016



Whether women temporarily separated from violent partner

Refer to Table 22.

Current partner
An estimated 70% of women (193,400) who experienced violence by a current partner had never temporarily separated from their partner.

Previous partner
An estimated 49% of all women (617,900) who experienced violence by a previous partner temporarily separated during the relationship. Of these women, 35% separated from their partner just once (218,400).

Graph Image for WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCED VIOLENCE BY A PREVIOUS PARTNER(a)(b) AND TEMPORARILY SEPARATED,Number of times separated

Footnote(s): (a) Experienced partner violence since the age of 15. (b) Previous partner living with at the time that the violence occurred.

Source(s): Personal Safety Survey, 2016