This was a component of a project commissioned by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) and led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) to examine the potential for a national study on the extent of abuse of older people in Australia.

The aims of this component were to:

  • examine existing ABS surveys and datasets to explore what can be known about abuse of older people
  • synthesise and integrate findings from the data analysis and data scoping in this component to identify what can be known and data gaps.

The project involved scoping a range of existing national datasets and analysing those which were most relevant to explore what information about the extent and nature of elder abuse was available in the data.

Research Centre

Social Policy Research Centre

Research Area

Care | Families and Communities

NSW Office of Communities – Aboriginal Affairs

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