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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

KEY THEMES AND INTERPRETATION 3.5 counted in the Census share the same characteristics as those who were. This is particularly important where the undercount is concentrated among particular groups of people, such as those in particular geographic or remoteness areas, or in particular age cohorts. Unexplained increase in estimated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population Nationally, almost one third of the 21 per cent increase between the 2006 and 2011 Censuses could not be explained by standard assumptions about natural increase births, deaths and net migration. The unexplained increase in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population may affect analysis of outcomes over time measured using Census data. The unexplained increase implies that some people who were counted as non-Indigenous (or whose Indigenous status was recorded as unknown) in the 2006 Census were counted as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in the 2011 Census (and ABS analysis indicates this change in identification moves in both directions). It is therefore not possible to say with certainty whether changes in measured outcomes across the two Censuses are due to changes in the outcome being measured, or whether they are due to a change in the group of people whose outcomes are being measured. Census-based population data are often used in combination with administrative data to calculate rates or percentages. It is not known whether the unexplained increase in Indigenous identification in the Census has been matched by a similar increase in identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in administrative data. The impact of the unexplained increase in Indigenous identification in the Census is particularly important where the increase is concentrated among particular groups of people, such as those in particular geographic or remoteness areas, or in particular age cohorts. The unexplained increase in 2011 was mainly among children and people living in the eastern states. Of the 27 800 unexplained increase: 94 per cent (26 100 out of 27 800) were in NSW, Victoria and Queensland 34 per cent (9400 out of 27 800) was attributable to children aged 59 years in 2011. About 10 500 more people aged 2054 years in 2011 identified as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin than people aged 1549 years in 2006. Many of these people would have been parents and completed Census forms on behalf of their children, contributing to the increase in the count of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children aged less than 15 years (ABS 2013b).2 2 The distribution of the unexplained increase by remoteness area is not available.


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