ACTGHS safe/very safe, adult age groups

ACTGHS safe/very safe, adult age groups


    Proportion of adults aged 18 years and over who feel safe/very safe, by age group, ACT General Health Survey, 2019-2022

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    In 2022, 60.7% of respondents to the ACT General Health Survey aged 18 to 24 years,71.0% of respondents aged 25 to 44 years, 75.8% of respondents aged 45 to 64 years and 69.0% of respondents aged 65 years and over reported that they feel very safe/safe walking in their local area alone after dark. There was no significant difference between age groups in 2022.

    Local area included in and around local public transport, local shops and their street. Excludes respondents who are never alone in this situation.

    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.

    Perceptions of safety is collected every third year (2019 and 2022). Respondents are aged 18 years and over (i.e. no children). 

    Persons includes respondents who identified as male, female, other and those who refused to answer and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    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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    Q. How safe or unsafe do you feel walking in your local area alone after dark?

    Very safe
    Neither safe or unsafe
    Very unsafe
    Never alone in this situation
    Don't know

    Never alone, don't know and refused responses were excluded from analysis.

    A copy of the ACT General Health Survey questionnaires can be found under the Epidemiology Survey Program tab within the Data Collection page: