Statistics and Indicators

Perceptions of safety - adults


     Feels safe walking alone after dark, 18 years and over, 2019


    The majority of respondents to the 2019 ACT General Health Survey said that they feel very safe/safe walking in their local area alone after dark (69.9%). Males were significantly more likely to report feeling very safe/safe than females (86.8% vs 52.4%) and females were significantly more likely to report feeling unsafe/very unsafe than males (21.0% vs 4.6%).

    For the purpose of reporting the ACT General Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different. 

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Respondents to the 2019 ACT General Health Survey were aged 18 years and over. Persons includes male, female, other sex and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    Local area included in and around local public transport, local shops and their street.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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