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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

HEALTHY LIVES 8.39 Hospitalisation rates For this report, hospitalisations data are presented for the non-Indigenous population from 2012-13 onwards (for prior years the data are presented for other which includes non-Indigenous Australians and those for whom Indigenous status is unknown or not stated). Prior to 2010-11, six jurisdictions (NSW, Victoria, Queensland, WA, SA and the NT) were considered to have acceptable quality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Indigenous identification in hospitalisation data. The attachment tables for this report include hospitalisations data for all jurisdictions for 2012-13 to 2014-15 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as data for the six jurisdictions for 2004-05 to 2014-15 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians. Nationally in 2014-15, the crude rate of hospitalisation for mental and behavioural disorders for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians was 2348.6 per 100 000 population (table 8A.7.28). The most common principal diagnoses were substance use disorders (933.4 per 100 000 population) and mood and neurotic disorders (689.3 per 100 000 population) (table 8A.7.31). After adjusting for differences in population age structures, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hospitalisation rate for mental and behavioural disorders was 1.8 times the rate for non-Indigenous Australians (table 8A.7.28). For both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians, the hospitalisation rate was higher in major cities compared to reginal and remote areas (table 8A.7.30). For NSW, Victoria, Queensland, WA, SA and the NT combined, between 2004-05 and 2014-15: the crude rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians increased from 1941.5 to 2364.2 per 100 000 population (table 8A.7.32) when adjusted for differences in population age structures, the rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians increased from 1.5 to 1.8 times the rate for other Australians (tables 8A.7.29). Mental and behavioural disorders as cause of death Mortality data disaggregated by Indigenous status are available for NSW, Queensland, WA, SA and the NT, as these jurisdictions have sufficient levels of Indigenous identification and numbers of deaths to support analysis. Over the period 20102014, there were 324 deaths due to mental and behavioural disorders for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, equating to a rate of 10.7 deaths per 100 000 population, with rates slightly higher for females compared with males (table 8A.7.38). After adjusting for differences in population age structures, the rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians was 1.4 times the rate for non-Indigenous


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