A total of 5,021 responses were received for the second Workforce Census, which covered three workforces: specialist family violence response; broader workforces that intersect with family violence; and primary prevention of family violence.
Results covered a range of topics: role requirements, supervision, employment conditions, training and confidence, health and wellbeing, and career and future intentions.
In relation to Health and Wellbeing, 75% of the specialist family violence response workforce indicated that they were satisfied in their current role, and 66% felt that their work makes a significant difference to people affected by family violence. Of the specialist family violence response and broader workforces, 78% reported that they experienced at least moderate work-related stress, and 33% and 32% respectively, experienced high, very high or severe levels.
(Source: Workforce Census Report, 16.8.21)