Note: the original hard copy of this report is 361 pages .

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Legal Australia-Wide Survey: Legal need in Australia   

, 2012 The Legal Australia-Wide Survey (LAW Survey) provides the first comprehensive quantitative assessment across Australia of an extensive range of legal needs on a representative sample of the population. It examines the nature of legal problems, the pathways to their resolution, and the demographic groups that struggle with the weight of their legal problems.

3. Prevalence of legal problems

This chapter describes the prevalence of legal problems in the Australian sample, detailing the number, type and severity of legal problems experienced. It also examines the demographic characteristics of respondents that are associated with experiencing different types of legal problems.