Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Indigenous Health and Welfare

The latest comprehensive statistical overview of Australian indigenous health and welfare has been released:
The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2008 (cat. no. 4704.0) brings together data from a range of sources.

Topics include demographic and population characteristics; housing circumstances; maternal and child health; health risk factors; health status; disability; and access to, and use of, services.

Check the Expanded Contents to access sections on homelessness; overweight/obesity; child protection; trends in mortality; and many more areas.

The breadth and depth of data assembled for this report will also provide the basis for the development of an ABS Framework for the measurement of Indigenous wellbeing. The Framework has been identified as a key strategic area in the ABS Indigenous statistics program and will be developed in consultation with Indigenous researchers and stakeholders.

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