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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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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

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TABLE 6A.1.28 Table 6A.1.28 Unit NSW Qld SA Tas ACT NT Total (d)(e) 3-state total (f) Age standardised rate of women who gave birth who attended five or more antenatal visits, NSW, Queensland, SA, Tas, ACT, NT, by Indigenous status, by remoteness, 2011 (a), (b), (c), 3.1 2.6 5.1 4.7 .. 5.8 1.7 2.2 np 7.3 np np .. np 4.7 5.2 np .. np np .. np 7.7 8.5 (a) (b) (c) (d) Total includes data for NSW and Tas for the first time and is not comparable with totals from previous years. (e) (f) Source: AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection, cited in SCRGSP (2014) NIRA performance information 2013-14, PC, Canberra. .. Not applicable. np Not published. Very remote Women who gave birth at 32 week or more gestation to a live birth or stillbirth. Excludes mothers whose Indigenous status was not stated and mothers whose number of antenatal visits were not stated. Antenatal visits relates to care provided by skilled birth attendants for reasons related to pregnancy. Number of antenatal visits was not part of the Perinatal NMDS in 2011. Data collection may not be consistent across jurisdictions, therefore, caution should be used when interpreting these numbers. Data are not available for Victoria and WA. Data are by place of usual residence of the mother. Women who gave birth in NSW, Qld, SA , Tas, the ACT and the NT but reside in another jurisdiction are not reported due to small numbers. Data are directly age-standardised using the 2001 Australian female Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as the standard population. In accordance with Data Principle 2, age standardised rates cannot be calculated if any age-stratified group has fewer than 30 individuals. Total includes NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, the ACT and the NT only. These data are not generalisable to Australia. Total includes Queensland, SA, and the NT only. Outer regional Remote OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 2 of TABLE 6A.1.28

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