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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 6A.5.3 Table 6A.5.3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous (f) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous (f) Number and rate of hospitalisations for children aged 04 years, by principal diagnosis chapter, by State and Territory, 2012-13 (a), (b), (c), (d) Hospitalisations (no.) Age specific rate (e) Rate ratio (g) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) Source : Non-Indigenous includes hospitalisations of non-Indigenous people and for WA only also those for whom Indigenous status was not stated. Rate ratio is the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rate divided by the 'other' rate for time series comparisons. Other includes diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue; diseases of the digestive system; congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities; diseases of the ear and mastoid process; diseases of the genitourianry system; diseases of the nervous system; neoplasms; diseases of the eye and adnexa; diseases of the blood and blood forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune system; endocrine, metabolic and nutritional disorders, mental and behavioural disorders; diseases of the circulatory system; pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium; and diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue. AIHW (unpublished) National Hospital Morbidity Database. Data are for principal diagnosis as based on ICD-10-AM classification of diseases (International Statistical Classification of Diseases) 10th Revision, Australian Modification. Data are reported by State or Territory of usual residence of the patient hospitalised. Data for individual jurisdictions exclude hospitalisations from private hospitals in the NT, Tasmania and the ACT. Australia data include public and private hospitals in all jurisdictions. Rate is reported as number per 100 000 population of children aged 04 years. Denominator is a rolling average of 3 financial years populations. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 6 of TABLE 6A.5.3

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