Violence against women in Australia: Additional analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Personal Safety Survey, 2012: Key findings and future directions

Thursday, 22nd October 2015

This ANROWS research project provides substantial additional analysis of data collected in the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) 2012 Personal Safety Survey (PSS).

The PSS is the most comprehensive quantitative study of interpersonal violence in Australia. The survey is administered by the ABS and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. More than 17,000 women and men completed the 2012 survey.

The PSS is currently a largely untapped resource - even the publicly available PSS data has yet to be fully explored and applied to the most obviously relevant research and policy contexts. The analysis completed in this project provides several hundred new statistical items related to violence against women, Almost all the data is new - not only has this information not be readily available to the public before, but the datatables themeslves have not been generated previously.

The Compass (research to policy and practice paper) for this project is available below. A Horizons report (in-depth research report) is also available as part of this project. Data tables by the ABS and ANROWS used in this report are also available here. 

Download Compass Issue Two (PSS).pdf (2.18 MB)

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