Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015 (AIHW)

The health and welfare of Australias Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015 is the eighth in a series of reports that provide a comprehensive statistical picture of a range of topics considered important for improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people.

The report presents up-to-date statistics, as well as trend information. It examines differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as differences by factors such as age, sex and, in particular, remoteness.

The report shows that, while in many areas statistics are improving, others such as suicide and cancer show an increasing gap. Also of major concern is a rapidly increasing Indigenous incarceration rate.

Indigenous disadvantage: more evidence that the gap is widening (ABC)

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