Domestic violence affects the physical, emotional, social and economic wellbeing of individuals and families. Domestic violence is also a major factor contributing to homelessness in Australia, particularly for women. In 2003-04, it is estimated that 33% (32,700) of the 100,200 clients accessing the Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP), the major government response to homelessness in Australia, were women escaping domestic violence. In addition, 66% (34,700) of the 52,700 accompanying children in SAAP were children who accompanied a female parent or guardian escaping domestic violence.
Cat. no. AUS 64; 28pp.; OUT OF PRINT
Publication table of contents
- Contents (297K PDF)
- Main findings
- Estimating the SAAP female domestic violence group
- Profile of female SAAP clients escaping domestic violence
- Referral source
- Length of support and accommodation
- Meeting the needs of women escaping domestic violence
- Circumstances before and after support
- Support plans
- Accompanying children
- Appendix 1: Statistical tables (353K PDF)
AIHW 2005. Female SAAP clients and children escaping domestic and family violence 2003-04. AIHW bulletin no. 30. Cat. no. AUS 64. Canberra: AIHW.