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released: 29 Jul 2011 author: AIHW media release

This report provides the latest available information on how Australia's children aged 0-12 years are faring according to the Children's Headline Indicators-19 priority areas covering health status, risk and protective factors, early learning and care, and family and community environments. The Children's Headline Indicators are designed to help guide and evaluate policy development by measuring progress on agreed priority areas for children, and have been endorsed by Ministerial Councils for health, community and disability services, and education. Australian children are faring well, but results vary between states and territories, and across particular population groups, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and those in remote or socioeconomically disadvantaged areas. It is clear, therefore, that there is scope for further gains across a number of indicators.

ISBN 978-1-74249-186-8; Cat. no. PHE 144; 151pp.; $43

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso title
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Body content
    • Part 1: Background
      • 1 Introduction
      • 2 Demographic overview of children in Australia
    • Part II: Priority areas
      • 3 Overview of children's health, development and wellbeing
    • Part III: Health priority areas
      • 4 Smoking in pregnancy
      • 5 Infant mortality
      • 6 Birthweight
      • 7 Breastfeeding
      • 8 Immunisation
      • 9 Overweight and obesity
      • 10 Dental health
      • 11 Social and emotional wellbeing
      • 12 Injuries
    • Part IV: Early learning and care priority areas
      • 13 Attending early childhood education programs
      • 14 Transition to primary school
      • 15 Attendance at primary school
      • 16 Literacy and numeracy
    • Part V: Family and community priority areas
      • 17 Teenage births
      • 18 Family economic situation
      • 19 Shelter
      • 20 Child abuse and neglect
      • 21 Family social network
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Detailed tables
    • Appendix 2: Methods
    • Appendix 3: Data sources
    • Appendix 4: Child Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee members
    • Abbreviations
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Headline indicators for children's health, development and wellbeing, 2011. Cat. no. PHE 144. Canberra: AIHW.