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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

HOME ENVIRONMENT 10.21 10.3 Access to clean water and functional sewerage and electricity services4 Box 10.3.1 Key messages Access to clean water, functional sewerage and electricity services are essential services for all communities, affecting outcomes such as education and health. Nationally in 2014-15, more than nine in ten Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households reported working household facilities (96.7 per cent for washing people, 96.5 per cent with working sewerage facilities, 91.3 per cent for washing clothes and bedding, 92.0 per cent for preparing and storing food (table 10A.3.2)). However, one in four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households lived in a dwelling with at least one major structural problem (25.7 per cent), with the proportion higher in very remote areas (37.4 per cent) (table 10A.3.4). Compared with non-Indigenous households, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households were more likely to report at least one type of major structural damage to the dwelling (25.7 per cent and 13.6 per cent, respectively), and reported more of each type of structural damage (tables 10A.3.45; figure 10.3.2). New data on access to clean water, functional sewerage and electricity services for discrete Indigenous communities were not available for this report (the most recent available data are for 2006). Box 10.3.2 Measures of access to clean water, functional sewerage and electricity services There are two main measures for this indicator. Access to common/community water, sewerage and electricity services is defined as the proportion of discrete Indigenous communities with access to common/community water, sewerage and electricity services. There is no current data source available for this measure (the most recent available data are for 2006). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households living in housing of an acceptable standard is defined as a household with four working facilities and not more than two major structural problems. The data source for this measure is the ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS)/National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), with the most recent data for 2014-15 (all jurisdictions and capital city and balance of state). Supplementary data for the components of working facilities and major structural problems are also reported (all jurisdictions and remoteness). The data from the AATSIHS are self-reported and are based on the respondents view of their house and its functionality. Access to clean water, functional sewerage and electricity services are essential services for all communities, affecting services such as education and health, as well as an 4 The Steering Committee notes its appreciation to the Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health, which reviewed a draft of this section of the report.


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