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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.7.38 Table 8A.7.38 Males Females Persons Males Females Persons NSW 6.8 10.9 8.8 27.7 48.8 38.3 Variability band (+) 5.0 6.3 4.0 1.7 2.3 1.4 Queensland (i) 9.3 10.3 9.8 22.8 38.9 30.8 Variability band (+) 6.1 6.4 4.4 2.0 2.6 1.6 WA 11.2 10.6 10.9 18.9 33.9 26.3 Variability band (+) 9.8 9.5 6.8 2.5 3.4 2.1 SA 8.5 11.4 10.0 34.9 68.0 51.6 Variability band (+) 13.1 15.1 10.0 4.1 5.7 3.5 NT 18.8 19.5 19.1 10.4 16.7 13.3 Variability band (+) 14.3 14.7 10.3 6.7 9.1 5.6 9.8 11.7 10.7 25.5 45.5 35.5 Variability band (+) 3.5 3.8 2.6 1.1 1.5 0.9 (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) Denominators used in the calculation of rates for the Indigenous population are Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (ABS cat. no. 3238.0, series B, 2011 base). There are no comparable population data for the non-Indigenous population. Denominators used in the calculation of rates for comparison with the Indigenous population have been derived by subtracting Indigenous population estimates/projections from total estimated resident population and should be used with care, as these data include population units for which Indigenous status were not stated. Mental and behavioural disorders death rates (crude rates), by Indigenous status, by sex, by State and Territory, 20102014 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (g), (h) Non-Indigenous (h) NSW, Qld, WA, SA, and the NT (j) Mental and behavioural disorders include ICD-10 codes F00-F99. All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revisions process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 201012 (final), 2013 (revised) and 2014 (preliminary). For further information see Explanatory Notes 52-54 and Technical Note, Causes of Death Revisions, 2012 and 2013 in Causes of Death, Australia, 2014 (cat. no. 3303.0). Crude rates calculated per 100 000 Estimated Resident Population for the midpoint year. Crude rates cannot be compared across across years. Crude rates cannot be compared to age standardised rates. Data are presented in five-year groupings due to the volatility of small numbers each year. Data based on reference year. Deaths where the Indigenous status of the deceased was not stated are excluded from analysis. Data on deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are affected by differing levels of coverage of deaths identified as Indigenous across states and territories. Care should be exercised in analysing these data, particularly in making comparisons across states and territories and between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous data. Care should be taken when interpreting deaths data for Queensland as they are affected by recent changes in the timeliness of birth and death registrations. Queensland deaths data for 2010 have been adjusted to minimise the impact of late registration of deaths on mortality indicators. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 1 of TABLE 8A.7.38

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