Percentage of residents living in high risk areas for natural disasters who say they have access to information and education pertaining to disasters and other major emergencies


According to the annual community survey, the majority of respondents say they have access to information and education pertaining to disasters or other major emergencies.  The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has a team that works to educate the public and provide them with resources on how to prepare for a variety of emergency and disaster situations. This education includes presentations to community groups, online resources, and activities to have individuals be ambassadors and help spread the message of community preparedness.  At this time, we are unable to report how this measure differs among those living in high risk areas, but as soon as we are able to secure this information with area partners, we will update this page with the additional context. 


The percentage of residents who say they have access to this information rose slightly since last year.  We are hoping the additional context of how this measure performs among those living in high risk areas will help provide direction on where to prioritize educational needs in the community.  We will update this page once our team is able to secure high risk area information with our partners. 
Note: To see the underlying data for this chart, please select the "View Source Data" link to the left.

Additional Measure Insights

Every year, the City of Austin administers a community survey to assess citywide satisfaction with the delivery of major city services and to determine community priorities as part of the City's ongoing planning process. 

The dashboard below is live and dynamic. Use the filters below to review this measure and other survey questions by demographics and geography.

Measure Details and Definition

1) Definition:  The percentage of residents agree or strongly agree that they have access to information and education pertaining to disasters and other major emergencies  
2) Calculation method: This measure was calculated by the following formula: The number of respondents who answered 4 or 5 divided by the total number of responses.
3) Data Collection Process: This is a question administered on the annual community survey managed by a third party vendor, ETC Institute, on behalf of the City of Austin
4) Measure Target Calculation: The target was calculated using the past two years worth of data, which suggested that the City usually scores about 66% on this measure.
5) Frequency Measure is Reported: Annually (Calendar Year)

Date page was last updated: July 2020