'Australia's welfare 2011: in brief' presents selected highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 10th biennial report on welfare services in Australia.
ISBN 978-1-74249-231-5; Cat. no. AUS 145; 48pp.; FREE
Publication table of contents
- Title and verso page
- 1 Who are we?
- Australians in brief
- Our population is growing and ageing
- We are becoming more culturally diverse
- We live in different types of families
- One in five of us has a disability
- We are living longer, with more disability-free years
- 2 Where do we live?
- Most of us live in coastal cities
- A generation gap in regional areas
- Disability is more common in regional areas
- Most of us own our home
- Less public housing, more community housing
- People with special needs dominate social housing recipients
- 3 How do we engage with the community?
- Students are staying at school longer
- More females than males now participate in higher education
- Increasing workforce participation among women and older Australians...
- ...but some people still miss out on the benefits of work
- 4 How do we care for others?
- Half of all children under 15 attend child care
- Women and older people provide most informal care
- More children living in out-of-home care
- More than $130 billion spent on welfare in 2008–09
- Community service organisations employ over half a million people
- 5 Who is at risk of missing out?
- Jobless families
- School readiness varies
- Young people in the juvenile justice system
- Low income households in housing stress
- People seeking assistance from specialist homelessness services
- Groups vulnerable to homelessness
- 6 How do we compare?
- We are younger than many developed countries
- Welfare expenditure is slightly below OECD average—but relatively high for families
- Our high school students perform well
- But youth disengagement is still a problem
- Labour force participation lags for 'prime age workers'
- 7 What are we doing to find out more?
AIHW 2011. Australia's welfare 2011: in brief. Australia's welfare no. 10. Cat. no. AUS 145. Canberra: AIHW.