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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.12.23 Table 4A.12.23 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non Indigenous (e) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non Indigenous (e) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non Indigenous (e) Non-fatal hospitalisations for assault, by Indigenous status, by remoteness, by type of assault, Australia, 2014-15 (a), (b), (c) Hospitalisations (no.) Crude rate per 100 000 AS rate per 100 000 (d) Rate ratio (f) 1 287 100 872.9 25.6 902.3 25.5 35.4 Y04: assault by bodily force 1 307 269 886.4 68.9 884.4 70.0 12.6 Y05: sexual assault by bodily force 13 1 8.8 0.3 7.0 0.3 24.1 Y06: neglect and abandonment 12 8.1 6.1 np Y07: other maltreatment 19 6 12.9 1.5 9.4 1.6 5.8 Y08Y09: specified and unspecified means 319 36 216.3 9.2 223.3 8.9 25.0 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) np Not Published. Nil or rounded to zero. Source: AIHW (unpublished) National Hospital Morbidity Database. Categories are based on ICD-10-AM classification of diseases (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification). Non-fatal refers to records where the hospitalisation was not equal to died. Data include all separations with a principal diagnosis of injury or poisoning (S00-T98) and a first reported external cause in the range X85-Y09. This specification is different to that used in previous OID reports. Non-Indigenous includes hospitalisations of non-Indigenous people and for WA only also those for whom 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. Age standardised (AS) rates were directly age standardised to the 2001 Australian population. Rates per 100 000 population are calculated using ABS Estimated Resident Population by remoteness classification based on the 2011 Census. Data are from public and private hospitals in all jurisdictions. Disaggregation by remoteness area is based on the ABS' 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) and relates to the patient's usual residence, not the location of hospital. Hence, rates represent the number of separations for patients living in each remoteness area divided by the total number of people living in that remoteness area. X97Y00: includes by smoke, fire, sharp/blunt objects OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 2 of TABLE 4A.12.23

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