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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 10A.3.9 Unit Less than 50 50-99 100-199 200-499 500-999 1000 or more Total communities with 50 or more All communities Reported usual population Table 10A.3.9 Water restrictions and interruptions, in discrete Indigenous communities, by reported usual population, 2006 (a), (b) Communities with a population of: no. 17 52 47 45 12 9 165 182 44 563 % na 42.3 51.1 63.4 63.2 52.9 51.2 na 47.9 no. 37 64 42 26 7 8 147 184 38 167 % 4.3 52.0 45.7 36.6 36.8 47.1 45.7 15.5 41.1 Frequency of water interruptions Once no. 4 8 9 6 1 1 25 29 5 366 Twice no. 2 13 8 13 1 1 36 38 7 403 Three times no. 4 8 8 5 1 22 26 4 178 Four times no. 2 4 7 3 2 2 18 20 6 325 Five times or more no. 5 19 15 18 8 4 64 69 21 291 All communities no. 865 123 92 71 19 17 322 1 187 92 960 (a) (b) (c) (d) Proportion of communities experienced water interruptions (d) Did not experience water interruption - Nil or rounded to zero. na Not available. Proportion of communities that did not experience water interruptions (d) Data not collected in 'administered ' communities. An administered community in the CHINS surveys is a discrete Indigenous community that has a population of less than 50 people and is linked to a larger parent discrete Indigenous community or a Resource Agency for the provision and maintenance of services such as housing, water, power supplies and sewerage. In the previous 12 months. Components may not add to totals as more than one response may be specified. Proportions have been calculated by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision. The denominator for all proportions includes administered communities. Proportions are not available for communities with populations less than 50 or the all communities total because data was not collected in 'administered' communities. Total communities experienced water interruptions (c) OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 2 of TABLE 10A.3.9

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