Statistics and Indicators

Social support - adults


    Social support in a time of crisis, 18 years and over, ACT General Health Survey, 2019


    The majority of respondents to the 2019 ACT General Health Survey indicated that if they needed to, they could ask someone for advice on what to do (93.7%), to help out when they had a serious illness or injury (93.5%), for emotional support (91.4%), for help to maintain family or work responsibilities (88.8%) and to provide emergency money, accommodation or food (86.3%).

    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.

    Definitely yes and probably yes response categories were combined for reporting.

    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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