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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

Details:

Title

Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

Creator

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2003-11

Description

The OID report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. Section 1.1 describes the origins of the report, and section 1.2 describes its key objectives. Section 1.3 provides contextual information on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Section 1.4 includes a brief historical narrative to help put the information in the report into context. Section 1.5 summarises some recent developments in government policy that have influenced the report and section 1.6 provides further information on the Steering Committee and the OID Working Group that advises it.

Notes

"These reports generally uses the term ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians’ to describe Australia’s first peoples and ‘non-Indigenous Australians’ to refer to Australians of other backgrounds, except where quoting other sources." Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this publication may contain images of deceased people.

Table of contents

Preliminaries -- Overview chapter -- Introduction -- The framework -- Key themes and interpretation -- COAG targets and headline indicators -- Governance, leadership and culture -- Early child development -- Education and training -- Healthy lives -- Economic participation -- Home environment -- Safe and supportive communities -- Outcomes for Torres Strait Islander people -- Measuring factors that improve outcomes -- Appendices.

Language

English

Subject

Aboriginal Australians -- Ecoomic conditions; Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions; Public welfare administration -- Australia; Aboriginal Australians -- Services for; Closing the Gap of Indigenous Disadvantage (Australia)

Publisher name

Australia. Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

Place of publication

Canberra (A.C.T.)

Format

5 volumes (various pagings) : charts, colour map ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781740375917 (Print); 9781740375900 (PDF)

ISSN

1448-9805 (Print); 2206-9704 (Online)

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Australia. Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/267090

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445158

Related items

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445153; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445154; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445156; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445151

Page content

4.16 OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 (ie, the perinatal mortality rate was higher for non-Indigenous children in 2012). In 2014, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perinatal mortality rate was 8.1 deaths per 1000 relevant births, with the gap to non-Indigenous children of 0.6 deaths per 1000 relevant births (table 4A.2.1). Data on mortality rates for perinatal, infant, and children aged 04 years and 14 years are also available for selected states and territories in tables 4A.2.2, 4A.2.3, 4A.2.4 and 4A.2.5. Mortality rates by leading causes The leading cause of death for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and non-Indigenous children aged 0<1 year and 04 years for 20102014 was certain conditions originating in the perinatal period. 8 This cause accounted for similar proportions of infant and child deaths for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous children: around half of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infant (0<1 year) deaths (3.2 deaths per 1000 live births) and non-Indigenous infant deaths (1.8 deaths per 1000 live births) (a rate ratio of 1.8:1) (table 4A.2.7) 43 per cent of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child (04 years) deaths (71.5 deaths per 100 000 population) and non-Indigenous child deaths (36.3 deaths per 100 000 population (a rate ratio of 2.0:1) (table 4A.2.9). Single year time series data are available for this leading cause for infants (table 4A.2.10) and children aged 04 years (table 4A.2.11), but due to the small numbers and the relatively short time period covered, the data are unlikely to reflect a statistically significant trend. After deaths attributed to other disorders originating in the perinatal period, the major cause of death in the perinatal period was attributed to disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth, which accounted for 31.6 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perinatal deaths and 24.3 per cent of non-Indigenous perinatal deaths (table 4A.2.6). Once the infancy period has passed, the leading cause of death for children aged 14 years is injury and poisoning. For 20102014, injury and poisoning accounted for 53.3 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths of children aged 14 years (19.1 deaths per 100 000 population) and 33.0 per cent of deaths of non-Indigenous children (6.4 deaths per 100 000 population) (a rate ratio of 3.0:1) (table 4A.2.8). 8 Conditions originating in the perinatal period such as birth trauma, disorders related to fetal growth, complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery, and respiratory and cardiovascular disorders specific to the perinatal period.


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