ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication contains results from the State Supplementary Survey conducted in Western Australia (WA) in October 2007. It presents information on community preparedness for emergencies in WA. Topics covered include statistics on: emergency action plans -such as prearranged exit plans from residences and alternate accommodation arrangements in event of an emergency; transportation needs during evacuation; householders who have caring responsibilities for non-household members; members of households who do not understand English; and the availability of stored drinking water and emergency food stores.
Data items were collected from Any Responsible Adult (ARA) on behalf of the household. A full data item list is available in the Appendix.
ABOUT THE SURVEY
The survey was conducted as a supplement to the ABS Monthly Population Survey. Please refer to the Explanatory Notes at the back of this publication for further details about this survey.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Phillip Punyanitya on Perth (08) 9360 5237.