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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

4.36 OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 4.5 Year 1 to 10 attendance13 Box 4.5.1 Key messages In May 2014, COAG agreed to a target to close the gap in school attendance between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and non-Indigenous children within 5 years (by the end of 2018) (COAG 2014). Nationally comparable school attendance data have recently become available, and are included in this report for the first time. In 2015, the overall attendance rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students was 83.7 per cent, compared with 93.1 per cent for non-Indigenous students (table 4A.5.1). These rates were similar to 2014. Nationally, the attendance rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students declined with increasing remoteness (in 2015, from 86.5 per cent in metropolitan areas to 67.4 per cent in very remote areas), while there was little variation in attendance rates for non-Indigenous students by remoteness area (table 4A.5.2). Looking at individual Year levels, the average attendance rates declined from Year 5 to Year 10 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students (11.2 and 3.6 percentage points respectively) (table 4A.5.3). Across all schools, 47.4 per cent of schools achieved 90 per cent or greater attendance on average by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, compared with 87.5 per cent of schools achieving this level of attendance by non-Indigenous students (table 4A.5.12). Box 4.5.2 Measure of Year 1 to 10 attendance There is one main measure for this indicator (aligned with the associated NIRA indicator). Overall attendance rates for students in Years 1 to 10, by Indigenous status [student attendance rate]. Two supplementary measures are reported (aligned with the associated NIRA indicator). Proportion of students who attend school 90 per cent or more of the time, by Indigenous status [student attendance level]. Number and proportion of schools achieving 90 per cent or greater average school attendance, by Indigenous status. Student attendance is defined as the number of actual full time equivalent student days attended over the collection period as a percentage of the total number of possible student days, for children enrolled full time in Years 1 to 10. Attendance data are collected annually for the reporting period of Semester 1 (Terms 1 and 2). Data are sourced from the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) National Schools Attendance Collection, with the most recent available data for 2015 (State and Territory; school sector). (continued next page) 13 The Steering Committee notes its appreciation to Ms Lynette Riley, University of Sydney, who reviewed a draft of this section of the report.


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