Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :17 % (1)
Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 2 % (2)
Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available
Gender Inequality Index Rank :24 (3)
Global Gender Gap Index Rank :46 (4)
(1) Proportion of women aged over 18 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012. Personal Safety Survey. Canberra, Australia.
(2) Proportion of women aged over 18 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012. Personal Safety Survey. Canberra, Australia.
(3) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.
(4) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.