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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

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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 4.71 limitation, restriction or impairment which restricts everyday activities and has lasted or is likely to last for at least six months). The most recent SDAC data available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are from 2012. There may be specific cultural dimensions to the concept of disability, which are not reflected in the SDAC questions, for example, in traditional language there was no comparable word for disability, which suggests that disability may have been accepted as part of the human experience (First Peoples Disability Network Australia 2016; First Peoples Disability Network sub. 542, p. 8 cited in PC 2011). In 2012, the reported rate of disability for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians was 23.4 per cent, similar to the 2009 rate (21.1 per cent) (table 4A.9.1). After adjusting for differences in population age structures, in both 2009 and 2012 the disability rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians was 1.7 times the rate for non-Indigenous Australians (table 4A.9.1). Across all age groups, reported disability prevalence was higher for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians than for non-Indigenous Australians (table 4A.9.2). More recent data are available from the 2014-15 NATSISS, but on a broader scope including people with a long-term health condition that may not have a specific limitation or restriction. In 2014-15, 45.1 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians reported having a disability or long-term health condition (table 4A.9.5). The most common type of disability reported was physical disability (63.6 per cent), followed by disability related to sight, hearing or speech (47.2 per cent) (table 4A.9.12). Comparable data between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians are available in table 4A.9.13. Profound or severe core activity limitation A person with a profound core activity limitation is unable to do at least one of three main everyday activities (self-care, mobility and communication) at any time or needs constant help. A person with a severe core activity limitation needs help some of the time with at least one of these activities. The combined measure profound or severe core activity limitation therefore identifies people at the more severe end of the disability spectrum (ABS 2013). In 2012, 7.8 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians had a profound or severe core activity limitation. After adjusting for differences in population age structures, this was 1.7 times the proportion of non-Indigenous Australians (table 4A.9.1). Whilst not directly comparable to the SDAC, NATSISS data show similar trends in the rate of profound or severe core activity limitation. In 2014-15, 7.7 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians reported a profound or severe core activity restriction (table 4A.9.5). From 2002 onwards, after adjusting for differences in population age structures, the rate of profound or severe core activity limitation for Aboriginal and Torres


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