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The following data links point to key local, national and international data sources that give information on issues impacting on women. These include, equity and access to economic resources, education, housing, health and the workforce, as well as community attitudes towards violence against women and domestic and family violence.

ABS Personal Safety Survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Personal Safety Survey collects information from Australian men and women aged 18 years and over about the nature and extent of violence experienced since the age of 15:

The Census provides a snapshot of Australia's people and their housing – information is used to determine services and facilities you and your community need:

ABS Census of Population and Housing

ABS Gender Indicators

A summary of gender specific data in six topic areas, with commentary. National data from ABS and other sources is provided, with a new edition published every six months: ABS Gender Indicators, Australia

ANROWS National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey

The National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey, collects information on how people understand violence against women, their attitudes towards it, what influences their attitudes, and if there has been a change over time. It also gauges attitudes to gender equality and people’s preparedness to intervene when witnessing violence or its precursors:

BOCSAR Crime Statistics

This page contains a collection of significant crime, court and custody datasets compiled by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. Most are updated annually or quarterly:


This page contains several databases ; National Apprentice and Trainee Collection, National VET Provider Collection, National Student Outcome Survey and the National VET in Schools Collection:

Department of Education and Training – Higher Education Statistics

This page contains student and staff higher education data:

NSW Health – HealthStats

HealthStats presents data on the health status of people living in NSW:

The World Bank Gender Equality Data and Statistics

A one-stop shop for information on women, containing links to a variety of websites and direct access to the United Nations and World Bank data sets: The World Bank Gender Equality Data and Statistics

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019