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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 5A.7.4 Table 5A.7.4 Unit 314 years 1524 years 2534 years 3544 years 4554 years 55+ Total 324 years Total 15+ years Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 3 years and over, participation in cultural activities in the last 12 months, by age group, 2008 and 2014-15 (a), (b), (c) % 64.9 60.3 na na na na 63.1 na % 35.1 39.7 na na na na 36.9 na Total people % 100.0 100.0 na na na na 100.0 na Total people no. 153 371 103 780 na na na na 257 151 na (a) (b) (c) Source : ABS (unpublished) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2008, and 2014-15. Participated in at least one selected cultural activity Relative standard errors and confidence intervals are available at cost upon request through the ABS National Information Referral Service. Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to avoid the release of confidential data. Discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals. Estimates with a relative standard error of 25 per cent to 50 per cent should be interpreted with caution. na Not available. Did not participate in any selected cultural activities in last 12 months Responses for 3 to 14 year olds and some 15 to 17 year olds were provided by an adult proxy. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 2 of TABLE 5A.7.4

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