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VIC CSA - Family Violence - Patient Rate (LGA) July 2013-June 2018

This dataset presents the footprint of the rates of family violence patients retrieved from the Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD), which holds information detailing presentations at Victorian public hospitals with designated Emergency Departments. The data spans the financial years in the period of July 2013 to June 2018 and is aggregated to 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Local Government Areas (LGA).

The Victorian Family Violence Database is a repository for a range of different datasets relating to family violence clients and service use, extracted from the data holdings of a variety of government agencies.

The rate of patients per 100,000 population is calculated using the count of patients recorded in a LGA and the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) of that LGA. The rate is calculated using the following formula: VEMD Patient Rate = (Number of Patients/ERP count) x 100,000. ERPs are based on populations provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

For further information about this dataset and related statistics, visit the data source: Crime Statistics Australia:

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data:
  • To maintain confidentiality, person-based counts with a value of 3 or less are given a value of 2 to calculate totals.
  • For the financial years from July 2013 to June 2016, patients presenting for family violence reasons were identified with the human intent injuries of 'Maltreatment, assault by domestic partner' or 'Child neglect/maltreatment by parent or guardian'.
  • For the financial year 2016-2017 and onwards, the human intent data item changed, and patients presenting for family violence reasons are identified using the following categories: sexual assault by current or former intimate partner; sexual assault by other family member (excluding intimate partner); neglect, maltreatment, assault by current or former intimate partner or; neglect, maltreatment, assault by other family member (excluding intimate partner).
  • Due to methodological improvements made to the calculation of financial year, numbers for some historical years have changed slightly from what was reported in the June 2017 publication of the Family Violence Database.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated August 14, 2020, 06:45 (UTC)
Created July 3, 2019, 04:47 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-VIC_Govt_CSA-UoM_AURIN_DB_csa_family_violence_patient_rate_lga_jul2013_jun2018
Aggregation Level lga2011
Attribute List Geometry, LGA Code, LGA Name, Patient Rate 2013-2014, Patient Rate 2014-2015, Patient Rate 2015-2016, Patient Rate 2016-2017, Patient Rate 2017-2018
Attribution Government of Victoria - Crime Statistics Agency, (2018): VIC CSA - Family Violence - Patient Rate (LGA) July 2013-June 2018; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of Victoria - Crime Statistics Agency 2018
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key lga_code11
Type dataset
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