4906.0 - Personal Safety, Australia, 2016  
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MEN’S EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE OVER TIME – CURRENT STATE OR TERRITORY OF USUAL RESIDENCE

The PSS collects information about a person’s state or territory of usual residence at the time of interview although this is not necessarily the state or territory in which the violence took place.

The PSS was not designed to produce violence prevalence data at the state and territory level for men, however, some data was able to be produced for the larger population states (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia). Care should still be used when interpreting this data. Endnote 1 For more information on Sample Design, refer to the Methodology page in the Personal Safety Survey, Australia: User Guide, 2016 (cat. no. 4906.0.55.003).

This section discusses comparisons of change in key violence estimates from previous survey periods for selected states. The reference period presented for all state and territory estimates is experiences in the 12 months prior to interview.


PREVALENCE OF VIOLENCE OVER TIME

Over the last decade, where state data is available, all states except South Australia saw a decline in the proportion of men experiencing violence in the 12 months prior to interview:
  • New South Wales (10% in 2005 to 6.9% in 2016)
  • Victoria (11% in 2005 to 5.7% in 2016)
  • Queensland (12% in 2005 to 4.7% in 2016)
  • Western Australia (11% in 2005 to 3.2% in 2016).

Between 2012 and 2016, the following states also saw a significant decline in men experiencing violence in the last 12 months:
  • Victoria (9.1% in 2012 to 5.7% in 2016)
  • Queensland (11% in 2012 to 4.7% in 2016)
  • Western Australia (8.6% in 2012 to 3.2% in 2016).

Refer to Table 2 of the State and Territory Tables.

Graph Image for MEN AGED 18 YEARS AND OVER, Experienced violence(a) in the last 12 months, Selected states(b), 2005 to 2016

Footnote(s): (a) Violence includes sexual violence and/or physical violence. (b) Whilst the PSS was not designed to produce prevalence data at the state and territory level for men, some data was able to be produced for the larger population states (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia).

Source(s): Personal Safety Survey, 2016




PREVALENCE OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE OVER TIME

Between 2005 and 2016, where data is available, all states except South Australia had a decline in the proportion of men experiencing physical violence in the last 12 months:
  • New South Wales (10% in 2005 to 6.4% in 2016)
  • Victoria (10% in 2005 to 5.0% in 2016)
  • Queensland (12% in 2005 to 4.6% in 2016)
  • Western Australia (10% in 2005 to 2.9% in 2016).

Between 2012 and 2016, the proportion of men experiencing physical violence in the last 12 months decreased in the following states:
  • Victoria declined from 9.0% in 2012 to 5.0% in 2016
  • Queensland declined from 11% in 2012 to 4.6% in 2016
  • Western Australia declined from 8.6% in 2012 to 2.9% 2016.

Refer to Table 2 of the State and Territory Tables.

Graph Image for MEN AGED 18 YEARS AND OVER, Experienced physical violence(a) in the last 12 months, Selected states(b), 2005 to 2016

Footnote(s): (a) Physical violence includes physical assault and/or physical threat. (b) Whilst the PSS was not designed to produce prevalence data at the state and territory level for men, some data was able to be produced for the larger population states (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia).

Source(s): Personal Safety Survey, 2016




ENDNOTES

Endnote 1

While data for men has been produced for the larger population states (New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia), the reliability of this data may vary, and users should remain aware of RSEs and/or MoEs when interpreting this data.