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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 4A.5.11 Table 4A.5.11 Unit NSW Vic Qld WA SA Tas ACT NT Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Metropolitan % 61.0 79.7 65.5 55.3 59.0 64.9 69.1 .. 64.4 Provincial % 62.8 67.3 65.4 53.4 58.4 78.0 np 50.3 63.1 Remote % 55.3 np 42.2 50.2 52.2 66.7 .. 34.9 43.1 Very remote % 43.4 .. 48.5 21.8 np np .. 18.5 23.3 Non-Indigenous Metropolitan % 81.3 84.8 83.4 83.3 80.7 77.2 80.7 .. 82.7 Provincial % 79.9 80.4 81.5 78.9 78.6 84.4 np 75.6 80.3 Remote % 73.7 95.2 74.9 73.2 71.7 80.6 .. 76.7 74.4 Very remote % 55.6 .. 70.7 56.7 np np .. 78.6 69.2 Total Metropolitan % 81.0 84.7 82.9 82.9 80.5 76.7 80.5 .. 82.4 Provincial % 78.9 80.2 80.6 78.2 78.2 83.9 np 71.8 79.5 Remote % 69.0 95.2 67.5 68.7 71.4 79.0 .. 63.8 67.7 Very remote % 49.5 .. 63.4 25.6 np np .. 27.2 34.8 (a) (b) (c) Source: np Not published. .. Not applicable. ACARA (unpublished) National Student Attendance Collection. Refer to the ACARA National Standards for School Attendance Data Reporting 2015 for additional detail on the key components of the national standards on which school attendance data in Australia are requested. This document is available on electronically via the ACARA website. Proportion of students, in non-government school sector, who attend 90 per cent or more of possible days for students in years 110, by remoteness, 2015 (per cent) (a), (b), (c) Non-Indigenous includes those whose Indigenous status is unknown/not stated. Government estimates (table 4A.5.10) are based on the nationally agreed measure of full-time equivalent students, dependent on the sum of possible school days for students. Non-Government Schools student level data in this table are based on a different measure of headcounts of students attending more than 90 per cent of the time, and are not directly comparable with the government schools data. OVERCOMING INDIGENOUS DISADVANTAGE 2016 ATTACHMENT TABLES PAGE 1 of TABLE 4A.5.11

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