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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.6.15 Table 8A.6.15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous (e) Rate ratio (f) Hospital dental procedure rates for children aged 014 years, by Indigenous status and remoteness, 2012-13 to 2014-15 (rate per 1000 children) (a), (b), (c), (d) Total 014 years 5.0 6.6 0.8 Inner and outer regional less than 5 years 7.9 5.6 1.4 59 years 10.3 10.5 1.0 1014 years 2.9 6.1 0.5 Total 014 years 7.1 7.4 1.0 Remote and very remote less than 5 years 15.0 7.7 2.0 59 years 23.6 13.1 1.8 1014 years 4.7 5.3 0.9 Total 014 years 14.8 8.8 1.7 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Source : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rate divided by rate for non-Indigenous people. AIHW (unpublished) National Hospital Morbidity Database. Data are from public and private hospitals in all jurisdictions. Dental procedure rates are for hospitalisations with a dental procedure recorded under general anaesthetic based on ACHI (Australian Classification of Health Interventions). For a list of procedure codes used see table 8A.6.16. While it is possible for multiple procedures to occur within a single hospitalisation, for this table each hospitalisation has been counted only once. 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 separations for patients living in each remoteness area divided by the total number of people living in that remoteness area. Rates are per 1000 population of children aged 014 years. Non-Indigenous includes hospitalisations identified as not Indigenous and for WA only also those with a 'not stated' Indigenous status. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 2 of TABLE 8A.6.15

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