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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

COAG TARGETS AND HEADLINE INDICATORS 4.57 The 10 year trend for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians was influenced by an increase in major cities from 2004-05 to 2008 (61.3 per cent to 70.6 per cent), followed by a decrease in very remote areas from 2008 to 2012-13 (62.2 per cent to 52.7 per cent) (figure 4.7.2). Data are also reported for males and females in table 4A.7.14, and by State and Territory in table 4A.7.12. Unemployment In 2014-15, the unemployment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians aged 1564 years was 20.8 per cent relatively unchanged from 2012-13 (20.9 per cent), but higher than 2008 (16.6 per cent) and 2004-05 (15.5 per cent) (table 4A.7.8). The rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in 2014-15 was around three times the rate for non-Indigenous Australians (6.2 per cent) (table 4A.7.8). Over the 10 years from 2004-05 to 2014-15, the largest percentage point increases in the unemployment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians were in very remote areas (11.1 per cent to 28.1 per cent) and in remote areas (13.6 per cent per cent to 27.1 per cent) (table 4A.7.9). In major cities, the unemployment rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians of 14.5 per cent was similar to 2004-05 (13.3 per cent), following a peak in 2012-13 (21.8 per cent) (table 4A.7.9). Things that work Gray, Hunter and Lahoar (2012), in a review of available evidence, suggest that the following approaches are likely to be most effective in increasing employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: increased human capital of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians via formal education and training pre-employment assessment and customised training for individuals, to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers are employment-ready intensive assistance for job seekers who experience multiple barriers to finding employment (for example, drug and alcohol issues, mental and physical health issues, family violence and a lack of literacy and numeracy), policies and programs involving non-standard recruitment strategies to increase the likelihood of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians having the opportunity to win jobs reducing discrimination against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, including through the provision of cross-cultural training


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