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.
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)
Australia. Productivity Commission for the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision
5 volumes (various pagings) : charts, colour map ; 30 cm.
9781740375917 (Print); 9781740375900 (PDF)
1448-9805 (Print); 2206-9704 (Online)
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445153; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445154; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445156; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445151
4.98 OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 4.12 Family and community violence36 Box 4.12.1 Key messages Family violence has a significant impact on the health and welfare of individuals, families and communities. In 2014-15, around one in five (21.8 per cent) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults reported experiencing physical or threatened violence, similar to 2002 and 2008. After adjusting for differences in population age structures, this was 2.5 times the rate for non-Indigenous Australians (tables 4A.12.12). In 2015, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experienced physical assault at 4.9 (NSW), 9.1 (SA) and 11.4 (NT) times the rates for non-Indigenous women according to police records (table 4A.12.6). The proportions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women recorded as experiencing: violence by a current partner were 1.1 (NSW), 1.5 (SA) and 2.3 (NT) times the rates for non-Indigenous women (table 4A.12.7) sexual assault by a family member were 1.2 (SA), 1.2 (Queensland), 1.4 (NSW) and 2.6 (NT) times the rates for non-Indigenous women (table 4A.12.11). In 2014-15, hospitalisation rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family violence-related assaults were 530 females per 100 000 female population and 191 males per 100 000 male population. After adjusting for differences in population age structures, this was 32 times the rate for non-Indigenous females and 23 times the rate for non-Indigenous males (table 4A.12.13). Box 4.12.2 Measures of family and community violence There is no main measure for this indicator. Data are reported for four supplementary measures. Incidence and prevalence of violence is defined by two components. Prevalence of violence expressed as the proportion of the population who have experienced violence. Data are sourced from the ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), with the most recent available data for 2014-15 (all jurisdictions; remoteness; sex and age). Data for the non-Indigenous population are sourced from the ABS General Social Survey (GSS), with the most recent data for 2014. Victimisation rates expressed as the number of victims recorded by police37 per 100 000 population for selected offences (sexual assault, assault and robbery). Data are sourced from the ABS Recorded Crime Victims collection, with the most recent available data for 2015 (NSW, Queensland, SA and the NT; sex and age). (continued next page) 36 The Steering Committee notes its appreciation to Dr Kyllie Cripps, University of NSW, who reviewed a draft of this section of the report. 37 An individual may be counted more than once. See (ABS 2016b) for further information.
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