Profile of respondents
Where do specialists work?
- 43% Specialist Family Violence Victim Survivor Services
- 9% Men's Behaviour Change
- 9% Legal Services
- 9% Specialist Family Violence Perpetrator Services (other than Men's Behaviour Change)
- 8% Community Health
- 6% Courts and Court Services
- 6% Hospital
- 6% Sexual Assault Services
- 4% Housing/Social Housing /Homelessness
- 3% Peak Body
Most (68%) work in organisations with fewer than 100 individuals
Services are provided all over the state with people working in roles:
- 22% state-wide/national
- 55% metropolitan
- 46% regional
This is a predominantly female workforce (87%)
Over half are aged between 35-54 years (52%)
7% experience difficulties or restrictions which affect their participation in work activities
Two thirds (67%) have been in their role for fewer than five years.
Profile of specialist family violence workforce respondents
The main areas in which specialist respondents have completed study include Social Work (38%), Community Services (20%), Counselling (15%), Psychology (15%), Arts/Humanities (13%), Social Science (10%), Law (8%), Community Development (7%), Men's Behaviour Change (6%), Criminology/Legal Studies ((5%).
Roughly half (49%) of respondents have completed a Bachelor's Degree.
80% of respondents were born in Australia, with 70% identifying as Australian.
3% of respondents identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
40% of this workforce use their cultural or faith-based knowledge and experience in undertaking their work.
Reviewed 09 July 2021