Feeling unsafe? Find support services   emergency? call 000

SEARCH ANROWS.ORG.AU i

What are you looking for?

Research

Our research

Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Knowledge transfer and exchange

ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.

ANROWS

About ANROWS

ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Knowledge translation resources

To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


INSIGHTS

Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people in NSW: Summary findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS)

This report is a summary of the 2017 National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) results for the NSW community, and follows reports on the Australian population and on demographic groups of interest.

The NCAS NSW community results provide a snapshot and way of measuring how knowledge and attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality have changed over time.

The NCAS is a population-based periodic telephone survey (landline and mobile) of a representative sample. In 2017, 17,542 people were surveyed across Australia, including 4,018 people from NSW. They were asked about their:

  • knowledge of violence against women;
  • attitudes towards this violence and gender equality; and
  • intention to act if they were to witness abuse or disrespect towards women.

Overall, the 2017 NCAS results show improvements in attitudes towards violence and gender equality in the NSW community. However, there remain areas of concern. Continued effort is needed to make sure that positive changes in attitudes are reflected in a reduction of violence against women.

This report was proudly founded the NSW Government, and draws on material produced as part of the 2017 NCAS main report: Australians’ attitudes to violence against women and gender equality. Findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey by Webster, K., Diemer, K., Honey, N., Mannix, S., Mickle, J., Morgan, J., Parkes, A., Politoff, V., Powell, A., Stubbs, J. & Ward, A. The 2017 NCAS was an ANROWS led project in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales (UNSW), the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) and the Social Research Centre (SRC) as research partners.

 

 

Publication details

This report is part of the ANROWS Insights publications series and is not intended to be a research report but rather is a project report that outlines selected work and findings of the 2017 National Community Attitudes Survey.


Author

DR CHLOE PARTON
ANROWS


ISBN: 978-1-925925-14-2 (print) | 978-1-925925-13-5 (online)

39 pp.

 

Suggested citation

Parton, C. (2019). Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people in NSW: Summary findings from the 2017 National Community Attitudes Survey (NCAS) (ANROWS Insights, Issue 09/2019). Sydney: ANROWS.

Back to top