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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.6.14 Table 6A.6.14 ICD-10-AM code and description Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non Indigenous Number and rate of hospitalisations for injury and potentially preventable diseases for children aged 04 years, by remoteness, 2012-13 (a), (b), (c) Hospitalisations (no.) Age specific rate (d) Rate ratio (e) Assault (X85Y09) (f) 28 52 72.4 14.5 5.0 Complications of medical and surgical care (Y40Y84) (f) 43 601 111.2 167.7 0.7 Other (f) 10 38 25.9 10.6 2.4 Total potentially preventable hospitalisations 5 206 36 416 13 468.6 10 161.2 1.3 Remote and very remote combined Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00B99) 927 440 5 840.8 1 797.1 3.3 Nutritional anaemias (D50D53) and malnutrition (E40E46) 59 np 371.7 np np Diseases of the ear and mastoid process (H60H95) 271 343 1 707.5 1 400.9 1.2 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00J99) 2 254 1 277 14 202.0 5 215.7 2.7 Diseases of oral cavity salivary, glands and jaws (K00K14) 269 192 1 694.9 784.2 2.2 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00L99) 533 np 3 358.3 np np Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00T98) 538 588 3 389.8 2 401.6 1.4 Transport accidents (V00V99) (f) 31 43 195.3 175.6 1.1 Other external causes of accidental injury (W00X59) (f) 450 487 2 835.4 1 989.1 1.4 Assault (X85Y09) (f) 27 np 170.1 np np Complications of medical and surgical care (Y40Y84) (f) 23 51 144.9 208.3 0.7 Other (f) 7 np 44.1 np np Total potentially preventable hospitalisations 4 851 2 967 30 565.2 12 118.1 2.5 (a) (b) (c) Categories are based on ICD-10-AM classification of diseases (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification). Disaggregation by remoteness area is based on the ABS' 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) and relates to the patient's usual residence, not the location of hospital. Hence, rates represent the number of hospitalisations for patients living in each remoteness area divided by the total number of people living in that remoteness area. Includes public and private hospitals in all jurisdictions. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 2 of TABLE 6A.6.14

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