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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 9A.1.22 Table 9A.1.22 Public adminis tration and safety Health care and social assistance Administrative and support services and other services Construction Manufacturing Retail trade Rental, hiring and real estate services Education and training Other industries (c), (d) Employed non-Indigenous people aged 1864 years, by 2006 ANZSIC classification of industry, by State and territory, by sex, by remoteness, by age group, non-remote areas, 2008 (a), (b) (Survey data) Females 0.9 1.5 1.2 0.5 0.9 1.3 0.6 1.2 1.7 Remoteness Major cities 0.8 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.0 1.0 0.4 0.9 1.5 Inner regional 1.6 2.0 1.5 1.9 2.0 1.7 0.9 1.7 3.1 Outer regional 2.3 2.0 2.4 2.5 2.2 2.8 1.2 1.1 4.8 Age 1824 1.2 2.0 1.9 2.5 2.3 3.3 1.1 1.5 3.9 2534 1.6 1.7 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.7 0.8 1.0 2.9 3544 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.6 0.6 1.3 2.4 4554 1.2 1.8 1.6 1.4 2.1 1.4 0.6 1.7 2.3 5564 2.1 2.3 2.2 1.7 2.3 1.9 1.2 1.9 3.0 Total 1864 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.3 (a) (b) (c) The 2006 ANZSIC had different classifications and groupings to the 1993 ANZSIC. The following differing categories were used: 'Government administration and defence' = Public administration and defence; 'Health and Community Services' = Health Care and Social Assistance; 'Personal and Other Services' = Administrative and Support Services and Other Services; 'Property and Business Services' = Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; and 'Education' = Education and Training. Estimates with a relative standard error of between 25 per cent to 50 per cent should be used with caution. Estimates with a relative standard error greater than 50 per cent are considered too unreliable for general use. Other industries include agriculture, forestry and fishing; mining; electricity, gas, water amd waste services; wholesale trade; accommodation and food services; transport, postal and warehousing; information media and telecommunications; finance and insurance services; professional, scientific and technical services; and arts and recreation services. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 4 of TABLE 9A.1.22

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