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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 8A.2.6 Table 8A.2.6 Major cities Inner and outer regional combined Remote and very remote combined Hospitalisations for potentially preventable acute conditions, by Indigenous status, by remoteness, 2012-13 to 2014-15 (age standardised rate per 100 000 population) (a), (b) Total 1.7 1.9 3.5 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) 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 age standardised Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hospitalisation rate divided by the non-Indigenous Australians' hospitalisation rate. AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database (unpublished). np Not published. Nil or rounded to zero. Categories are based on ICD-10-AM classification of diseases (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification). See table 8A.2.13 for the ICD-10-AM codes used to classify potentially preventable conditions. Note that these specifications have changed since the last report and data are not comparable with that previously published. Disaggregation by remoteness area is based on the ABS' 2011 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) from 2012-13 onward and the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) prior to 2012-13, and relates to the patient's usual residence, not the location of hospital. Hence, rates represent the number of separations for patients living in each remoteness area divided by the total number of people living in that remoteness area. Rates per 100 000 population are calculated using ABS Estimated Resident Population by remoteness classification from the 2011 Census. Rates were directly age standardised to the 2001 Australian population. Totals may not equal the sum of the individual conditions as one separation might have multiple conditions. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 4 of TABLE 8A.2.6

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