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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

Details:

Title

Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

Creator

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT

Date

2003-11

Description

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.

Notes

"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.

Language

English

Subject

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.)

Format

5 volumes (various pagings) : charts, colour map ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781740375917 (Print); 9781740375900 (PDF)

ISSN

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

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

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

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/267090

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/445158

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.8.8 Table 6A.8.8 Unit NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas (f) ACT (f) NT Aust (g) Proportion of children receiving a fourth year developmental health check, by type of health check, by state and territory, 2007-08 to 2014-15 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) (k) (l) Sources : DoH (unpublished) Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data collection; ABS (2014) Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 2001 to 2026, Cat. no. 3238.0; ABS (various years) Australian Demographic Statistics, June 30 Cat. no. 3101.0; ABS (2013) Population Projections, Australia, Cat. no. 3222.0 np Not published. .. Not applicable. Includes claims for MBS items 709 and 711 (Healthy Kids Check, available to 30 April 2010) and items 701, 703, 705, 707 and 10986 (Health Assessment, available from 1 May 2010) for children aged 3-5 years in the reference period. Data do not include developmental health check activity conducted outside Medicare, such as State and Territory early childhood health assessments in preschools and community health centres. This is known to be a particular issue for several jurisdictions. For example, in Victoria, the Victorian Maternal and Child Health Service provided a 3.5 year old Key Ages and Stages consultation to 47 638 children in the 2011-12 financial year. Data include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who received a Healthy Kids Check and did not also receive a health check under MBS items 708 or 715. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population denominator are series B population projections based on the 2011 Census using the average of two years of projections. For latest year 2014-15, average of 2014 and 2016 population have been used to account for the under-identification of infants on the 2011 Census, aged 4 years in 2015. The Health Assessment (Healthy Kids Check) commenced in 2008 therefore there is no data available for 2007-08. Non-Indigenous population denominator for four year olds is derived by subtracting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population projections for June (average of two years) from the total resident Series B population projections for June. For latest year 2014-15, population projections for June use an average of 2014 and 2016 subtracted from the total resident series B population projection for June using an average of 2014 and 2016, to account for the under-identification of infants on the 2011 Census, aged 4 years in 2015. Includes claims for Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Item 708 (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Check, available to 30 April 2010) and Item 715 (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People's Health Assessment, available from 1 May 2010) for children aged 3-5 years in the reference period. Data exclude health assessments provided outside DHS Medicare under service models used to increase access for people in remote areas and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are therefore likely to understate the proportion who access health assessments. Children who received both a Health Assessment and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's Health Assessment during the reference period were counted only against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment. The patient count will be factored if the patient's postcode belongs to multiple states. Data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Health Assessment are not published for Tasmania or the ACT for 2007-08 to 2010-11 due to small numbers, but are included in the total for Australia. Australian total includes where location was unknown. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 4 of TABLE 6A.8.8


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