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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators



Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators


Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision


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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.


"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.




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

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

Place of publication

Canberra (A.C.T.)


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

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9781740375917 (Print); 9781740375900 (PDF)


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



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



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

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TABLE 4A.12.13 Table 4A.12.13 Male Female People Male Female People Male Female People Non-fatal hospitalisation rate (per 100 000 population) for family violence related assaults, by Indigenous status, by sex and age, 2012-13 to 2014-15 (a), (b) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous (c) Rate ratio (d) Age group (years) 014 38.0 49.7 43.7 4.7 4.4 4.6 8.1 11.2 9.6 1524 213.3 659.2 430.0 9.4 26.3 17.6 22.7 25.1 24.4 2534 450.3 1489.1 973.4 10.7 32.2 21.4 42.2 46.2 45.6 3544 465.0 1273.0 883.8 12.3 26.6 19.5 37.8 47.9 45.4 4554 373.9 645.6 515.3 11.6 18.2 14.9 32.3 35.6 34.6 5564 149.7 179.4 165.0 6.4 7.6 7.0 23.2 23.8 23.6 65+ 36.1 58.4 48.4 4.2 4.8 4.5 8.6 12.1 10.7 All ages (e) 245.1 633.0 442.2 8.4 17.1 12.7 29.2 37.0 34.7 All ages (crude) 217.4 587.5 402.9 .. .. .. .. .. .. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) .. Not applicable. Source : AIHW (unpublished) National Hospital Morbidity Database. Non-Indigenous includes hospitalisations where Indigenous status was recorded as non-Indigenous and for WA only where Indigenous status was not stated. Rate ratio is the age standardised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hospitalisation rate divided by the non-Indigenous Australians' hospitalisation rate. Rates per 100 000 population, directly age standardised using the 2001 Australian population. Data are from public and private hospitals in all jurisdictions. Data for this report are based on the AIHW standard methodology of principal diagnosis of assaults. These data will not be comparable to results published in previous reports where a broader count was reported. Non-fatal refers to records where the mode of separation was not equal to died. Family violence related assaults include assaults by a spouse/domestic partner, parent or other family member. These are the fifth digit details of ICD-10-AM codes for assault X85Y09, where the relationship of the perpetrator to the victim is spouse/domestic partner, 0; parent, 1; other family member 2. Hospitalisations were based on ICD-10-AM classification of diseases (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification). OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 2 of TABLE 4A.12.13

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