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released: 5 May 2011 author: AIHW media release

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an overview 2011 is a summary publication of Indigenous health and welfare statistics prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Together with a series of articles available online from the AIHW Indigenous observatory and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it provides a comprehensive statistical picture of Indigenous health and welfare. Topics covered in the publication include: demographic characteristics; determinants of health and welfare; health and functioning; mortality and life expectancy; health across the life stages; health care and other support services; and health and welfare expenditure.

ISBN 978 1 74249 148 6; Cat. no. IHW 42; 127pp.; $43

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary pages
    • Title and verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Key points
  • Body content
    • Chapter 1 Introduction
      • 1.1: COAG Closing the Gap targets for Indigenous disadvantage
      • 1.2 Structure of this report
    • Chapter 2 Demographic characteristics
      • 2.1 Age structure
      • 2.2 Geographical distribution
      • 2.3 Household composition
    • Chapter 3 Determinants of health and welfare
      • 3.1 Socioeconomic factors
      • 3.2 Housing and transport
      • 3.3 Community capacity
      • 3.4 Behavioural factors
      • 3.5 Social and emotional wellbeing
    • Chapter 4 Health and functioning
      • 4.1 Community functioning
      • 4.2 Disability
      • 4.3 Health conditions
    • Chapter 5 Mortality and life expectancy
      • 5.1 Life expectancy
      • 5.2 All-cause mortality
      • 5.3 Leading causes of Indigenous mortality
      • 5.4 Premature mortality due to chronic diseases
      • 5.5 Trends in Indigenous mortality
    • Chapter 6 Health across the life stages
      • 6.1 Mothers and babies
      • 6.2 Children
      • 6.3 Young people
      • 6.4 Older people
    • Chapter 7 Health care and other support services
      • 7.1 Preventive care
      • 7.2 Primary and community health services
      • 7.3 Hospital services
      • 7.4 Indigenous participation in the medical workforce
      • 7.5 Specialised services
      • 7.6 Support and care services
    • Chapter 8 Health and welfare expenditure
      • 8.1 Indigenous health care expenditure
      • 8.2 Welfare expenditure
  • End matter
    • References
    • List of figures
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an overview 2011. Cat. no. IHW 42. Canberra: AIHW.