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Overcoming indigenous disadvantage - key indicators

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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

13.6 OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 Figure 13.1.1 shows interactions between selected outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with and without non-school qualifications in 2014-15 by remoteness. For those with a non-school qualification, the proportions by employment and income type were not significantly different between remote and non-remote areas proportions in uncrowded households and homes owned by residents were higher in non-remote areas than remote areas. For those without a non-school qualification, the proportions employed or with a wage income, living in uncrowded households or homes owned by residents were higher in non-remote areas than non-remote areas. For more information about associations between non-school qualifications and other factors (including disaggregation by age and sex) see tables 13A.1.13. For more information about non-school qualifications in general, see section 4.8 Post-secondary education participation and attainment. Employment, unemployment and participation in the labour force Nationally in 2014-15, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who were employed were more likely to have higher incomes, higher educational attainment, live in uncrowded households, live in homes owned by a member of the household and less likely to be a daily smoker, compared to those who were unemployed or not in the labour force (figure 13.1.2; tables 13A.1.1 and 13A.1.7). In 2014-15, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians aged 1564 years, those who were employed were more likely than those who were unemployed to: have a non-school qualification (60.4 per cent, compared to 45.3 per cent [32.5 per cent for those not in the labour force]), except for those in remote areas who have been employed for less than 12 months (47.4 per cent) have completed schooling to year 10 or above (83.8 compared to 77.1 per cent), except for those employed in remote areas (76.3 per cent, with 75.0 per cent for unemployed people in remote areas) be living in an uncrowded household (86.6 per cent compared to 76.5 per cent), except for those employed in remote areas (68.7 per cent, with 59.9 per cent for unemployed people in remote areas) live in a home owned by a member of the household ((39.7 per cent compared to 16.8 per cent) (tables 13A.1.4, 13A.1.5, 13A.1.7 and 13A.1.9). Those who were employed were less likely than those who were unemployed to be daily smokers (32.0 per cent compared to 50.2 per cent) in both non-remote (33.5 per cent compared to 46.5 per cent) and remote areas (42.7 per cent compared to 59.4 per cent) (tables 13A.1.4, 13A.1.5, 13A.1.7 and 13A.1.9).


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