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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

DATA LIMITATIONS A3.1 Appendix 3 Data limitations This appendix is designed to assist readers in their interpretation of data used in this report. General information on the different types of data sources (Census, sample surveys and administrative data) is included in chapter 3, along with specific information on the ABS Census of Population and Housing and the ABS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander household surveys. Information on other key collections used in this report is provided below. ABS mortality data Caution should be exercised when undertaking analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths data, particularly trends in mortality. The registration of deaths is the responsibility of registrars in individual states and territories. State and Territory registrars supply this information to the ABS for compilation into aggregate mortality statistics. Although it is considered that most Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths are registered, not all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are identified as such in deaths data. The likelihood that a person will be identified as being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin is influenced by a range of factors including: who completes the form; perception of the information use; education programs on the importance of identifying and perceptions about the consequences of identifying (ABS 2015). The ABS carried out research linking Census records and deaths registrations following the 2006 and 2011 Censuses. The proportion of people identified as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the Census but not in deaths records increased from 20 per cent in 2006 to 24 per cent in 2011. The ABS considered that this was consistent with the increase in the count of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians across the two Censuses (ABS 2013b). Mortality data in this report are presented with variability bands. The variability bands are used to account for natural random variations in counts, and provide a 95 per cent confidence interval. Variability bands should be used for the purposes of comparisons at a point in time and over time. They should not be used for comparing mortality rates across jurisdictions at a single point in time, as the variability bands and mortality rates do not take into account differences in under-identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths across jurisdictions.


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