Community Preparedness and Resilience Survey
Community Preparedness and Resilience Survey is a survey that aims to work together with communities to increase preparedness for disasters. It’s about how NSW SES can work better with you. The survey will provide a snapshot in time report on the levels of preparedness and resilience of communities in terms of their strengths and challenges.
The survey is open to all NSW residents. This anonymous survey includes 18 questions on preparedness, natural hazards, resilience and demographic information. Should your involvement in this survey cause distress, please contact:
T: 13 11 14
T: 1800 551 800
T: 1800 650 890
NSW SES values the opinions of children and young people. For this reason, NSW SES requires children and young people under the age of 18 to get the consent of a parent or guardian before they participate in a survey.
The 2020 Community Preparedness and Resilience Survey is now closed.
We would like to thank all the people who shared with us their views and perspectives.
We are currently writing the survey report. The report will be released in early 2021 and will be provided here when it is available.
If you have any other questions, feel free to email us at: community.capability.ses.nsw.gov.au
If you have any questions or concerns or would like further information about this survey, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone (02) 4251 6688
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will this survey take?
The survey will only take ten minutes to complete.
Why should you get involved?
The responses you provide will help us to build a better picture of how prepared and resilient the community is and their thoughts and behaviours around preparing for a natural disaster.
The Community Preparedness and Resilience Survey is an important snapshot into the experiences and views of communities in NSW. The survey will better meet the needs of targeting community capability programs and activities will give the NSW SES a better idea on how to work together with communities to increase preparedness for disasters.
What is the purpose of the survey?
The purpose of the Community Preparedness and Resilience Survey (CPRS) is to better understand how NSW SES can work together with communities to increase preparedness and resilience for in NSW communities by examining how individuals prepare for disasters.
Data produced from the CPRS will allow NSW SES to better inform the development of Community Capability programs.
The Community Preparedness and Resilience Survey will provide useful information on:
- perceptions of the types of risks communities are likely to experience
- How prepared NSW communities are for a disaster
- Differences in preparedness that might exist among certain populations or groups - for example, possible differences by region, age, gender, ethnicity.
The survey results can be used to:
- Tailor services to better meet the needs of certain populations served
- Map communities or regions according to their level of susceptibility, especially in more diverse communities
- Develop and deliver strategies to improve resilience.
What happens after the survey?
Your answers will be combined with those of other people, analysed and will help us write the report on how prepared and resilient the community is. The report will be published on the NSW SES website.
Are individuals identified in the report?
No. All survey responses are anonymous.
The Community Preparedness Survey is a group-based analysis only. You will not be required to provide your name, however, if you are under 18, we request as a condition of participating in this survey that you provide your parent’s email address.
I’m under 18 years how can I participate?
Parental consent is required for participants under 18 years of age. NSW SES recognises the importance of hearing from all our community members. To participate in the survey, parents and or caregiver are required to enter their email address. The email will only be used if we have concerns over the responses a participant makes.
What questions will you ask?
The Community Preparedness and Resilience Survey covers a range of topics. The survey asks questions about:
- risk awareness
- knowledge of disasters
- emergency preparedness
- trust in emergence services; and
- basic demographic information such as age, gender, ethnicity.
How do I complete the survey?
To view the questions…
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To answer a question …
Most questions have round buttons or checkboxes to tick. Mark your selection with a black dot to answer the questions. Sometimes you may need to type your answers in the spaces provided.
To submit all your answers…
For your answers to be sent, you must click the ‘Submit’ button at the end of the survey.
How is my privacy and personal information protected?
Storage: The survey is available via Socialsuite an online social impact measurement software. Socialsuite is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”) and respects and upholds your rights. Information collected will be securely stored in confidence on a password protected server and on an internal network when required by the Community Capability team. Confidential data are stored and processed on NSW SES servers.
Access is strictly controlled. All NSW SES employees and members are responsible for ensuring the security of confidential information. Only employees who need to see the data for their work are allowed access.
Will the information provided by respondents be shared?
Sharing: Individual survey responses will only be accessed by the NSW SES Community Capability team. The final report, the results will be presented and will be publicly available on the NSW SES website. An individual's survey responses will be shared only with their consent and in line with the Privacy Statement.
The responses of all the surveys will be combined with those of other people.
The results of the survey will be published in a report and will be provided here when they are available.
Help us to improve our survey. To provide feedback on the survey please complete this form.