Safety from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
Figure 4.1: Proportion of people with disability aged 18 and over who have experienced violence since age 15, compared with people without disability, 2012 and 2016
These data show the proportion of adults with disability (aged 18 and over) who have experienced violence since age 15, compared with adults without disability. Data from 2012 and 2016 are used. In 2016, the proportion of adults with disability who had reported experience of violence was 47%, compared with 35.9% for adults without disability.
More detailed data by age group are shown in the table.
|Year||With disability||95% Confidence Interval||Without disability||95% Confidence Interval|
- Restricted to people aged 18 and over.
- Violence includes physical assault, physical threat, sexual assault, and sexual threat.
- With disability includes those with disability or restrictive long-term health condition.
- Disability status is recorded as at the time of interview, not at the time violence occurred.
- ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2017. Microdata: Personal Safety Survey, Australia, 2016, ABS cat. no. 4906.0.55.001, ABS, AIHW analysis of detailed. Microdata in DataLab, accessed 25 July 2022.
- ABS 2014. Microdata: Personal Safety Survey, Australia, 2012, ABS cat. no. 4906.0.55.001, ABS, AIHW analysis of detailed. Microdata in DataLab, accessed 25 July 2022.
Australian Bureau of Statistics – Personal Safety Survey (PSS) | Data source overview