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released: 20 Nov 2012 author: AIHW

This report examines the identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in a number of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare community services data collections, by analysing where Indigenous status is missing/not stated. It makes a number of recommendations, including that data collection manuals and training materials reflect the National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets. Where necessary, jurisdictions should consider modifying client forms and client information management systems to ensure consistency with these guidelines.

ISBN 978-1-74249-375-6; Cat. no. IHW 80; 100pp.; $23

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Improvements to Indigenous status data quality
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • The importance of Indigenous identification
      • The standard Indigenous status question and recording categories
      • Limitations of existing data on Indigenous Australians
      • Structure of this report
    • 2 Disability Services National Minimum Data Set
      • Background
      • Update on analysis results by Indigenous status
      • Changes in rates of not stated and not collected Indigenous status
      • Update on data collection and reporting practices
      • Activities to improve Indigenous status data quality
      • Summary of findings
      • Recommendations for improvements to Indigenous status data quality
    • 3 Supported Accommodation Assistance Program National Data Collection/ Specialist Homelessness
    • Services Collection
      • Background
      • Update on analysis results by Indigenous status
      • Update on data collection and reporting practices
      • Activities to improve Indigenous status data quality
      • Summary of findings
      • Recommendations for improvements to Indigenous status data quality
    • 4 National Child Protection Data Collection
      • Background
      • Update on analysis results by Indigenous status
      • Changes in rates of not stated Indigenous status
      • Update on data collection and reporting practices
      • Activities to improve Indigenous status data quality
      • Summary of findings
      • Recommendations for improvements to Indigenous status data quality
    • 5 Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set
      • Background
      • Update on analysis results by Indigenous status
      • Changes in rates of not stated Indigenous status
      • Update on data collection and reporting practices
      • Activities to improve Indigenous status data quality
      • Summary of findings
      • Recommendations for improvements to Indigenous status data quality
    • 6  Home and Community Care Minimum Data Set
      • Background
      • Update on analysis results by Indigenous status
      • Changes in rates of not stated Indigenous status
      • Update on data collection and reporting practices
      • Activities to improve Indigenous status data quality
      • Summary of findings
      • Recommendations for improvements to Indigenous status data quality
    • 7 Community and residential aged care programs
      • Background
      • Aged Care Assessment Program
      • Residential Aged Care Services
      • Community Aged Care Packages
      • Extended aged care at home and transition care programs
      • Changes in rates of not stated Indigenous status-RACS, CACP, EACH, EACHD, and TCP
      • Update on data collection and reporting practices
      • Activities to improve Indigenous status data quality
      • Summary of findings
      • Recommendations for improvements to Indigenous status data quality
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: National standard for Indigenous status
      • Asking the question
      • Recording responses
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Notes and corrections

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  1. (30 Jan 2013) Format fixed on text in box, page 32-33.
    Previous version: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification in community services data collections: an updated data quality report (3.1MB PDF) 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification in community services data collections: an updated data quality report. Cat. no. IHW 80. Canberra: AIHW.