This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Proportion of women and girls aged 16 to 59 who experienced physical or sexual abuse by a partner in the last 12 months
Percentage of partner abuse (non-physical abuse, threats, force, sexual assault or stalking) in the last 12 months among women aged 16 to 59.
England and Wales
|Unit of measurement||
Intimate partner violence includes any abuse perpetrated by a current or former partner. Any partner abuse includes non-physical abuse, threats, force, sexual assault or stalking. The Crime Survey for England and Wales User guide provides definitions of various types of domestic abuse.
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.
For details of the Crime Survey for England and Wales, see the user guide to crime statistics for England and Wales.
The year format refers to the two years covered by the data, from April of the first year to March of the following year. For example, 2018/19 covers the period of April 2018 to March 2019.
For further information on the quality of the estimates please refer to the source data which provides the unweighted base sizes of the samples.
The sample size is lower between 2010/11 and 2012/13, and between 2017/18 and 2018/19 due to use of a split-sample experiment in these years. The methodological note titled Split sample for intimate personal violence 2013-14 provides further information.
New questions were introduced into the survey in 2010/11 and were further revised for the survey year 2012/13. Estimates from 2012/13 onwards are calculated using these new questions. Estimates for earlier years are calculated from the original questions with an adjustment applied to make them comparable to the new questions.
The definition of disability used is consistent with the core definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010. A person is considered to have a disability if they have a long-standing illness, disability or impairment which causes difficulty with day-to-day activities.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Metadata last updated||2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|