Territory Stories

Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators



Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators


Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT




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)

Publisher name

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.

File type



9781740375917 (Print); 9781740375900 (PDF)


1448-9805 (Print); 2206-9704 (Online)



Copyright owner

Australia. Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision



Parent handle


Citation address


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

TABLE 6A.2.11 Table 6A.2.11 Unit NSW Vic Qld WA SA (e) Tas ACT NT (f) Total Total (excluding Vic) (g) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Smoked % 47.2 41.1 47.4 50.8 51.9 np np 50.6 47.3 48.1 Did not smoke % 52.8 58.9 52.6 49.2 48.1 np np 49.4 52.7 51.9 Non-Indigenous Smoked % 11.3 14.7 14.3 11.4 16.4 17.8 10.2 11.1 13.1 12.7 Did not smoke % 88.7 85.3 85.7 88.6 83.6 82.2 89.8 88.9 86.9 87.3 Variability bands for smoking rates 3.1 4.9 2.9 5.2 8.0 np np 5.8 1.6 1.8 Non-Indigenous 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.9 1.6 2.1 2.0 0.2 0.2 Rate ratio (h) no. 4.2 2.8 3.3 4.5 3.2 np np 4.5 3.6 3.8 Rate difference (i) no. 36.0 26.4 33.1 39.4 35.5 np np 39.4 34.2 35.3 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) The Perinatal NMDS includes two standardised data items on smoking during pregnancy for births from July 2010: smoking during first twenty weeks of pregnancy and smoking after twenty weeks of pregnancy. Data are directly age-standardised using the 2001 Australian female Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as the standard population. In accordance with NIRA PIMG agreed principles for reporting directly age standardised rates for administrative data, age-standardised rates cannot be calculated if any age stratified group has fewer than 30 individuals. For women who gave birth in SA Smoked includes women who quit before the first antenatal visit. Age standardised rates of tobacco smoking during pregnancy, by Indigenous status, 2013 (per cent) (a), (b), (c), (d) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Excludes women whose Indigenous status was not stated, and women whose smoking status was not stated. Data are by place of usual residence of the mother. Table excludes non-residents, residents of external territories and not stated State/Territory of residence. For women who gave birth in the NT, smoking status was recorded at the first antenatal visit. Total excluding Victoria is reported to allow historical comparisons where data were not available. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 1 of TABLE 6A.2.11

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.