Children's headline indicators data portal (AIHW)

The Children's Headline Indicator interactive data portal provides the latest available information on how Australia's children aged 0-12 are faring according to 19 priority areas. These areas include health status, risk and protective factors, early learning and care, and family and community environments. The 2014 electronic release of data includes updates for 11 indicators.

While Australian children are generally doing well, some subgroups are doing less well than others. Indigenous mothers were more than 4 times as likely as non-Indigenous mothers to smoke during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Child deaths from injuries in 2010-12 were 3 times as high in outer regional, remote and very remote areas as in major cities, and infant mortality was about 1.6 times as high in areas with the lowest socioeconomic status compared with those areas with the highest socioeconomic status.

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