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released: 14 Jun 2013 author: AIHW

The Council of Australian Governments funded the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Bureau of Statistics to review past, ongoing and planned data linkage studies that have an Indigenous focus. This report reviews these data linkage activities and is a companion document to the National Best Practice Guidelines for Data Linkage activities relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Cat. no. IHW 92; 72pp.; $12

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 About this review
      • 1.2 Terminology
      • 1.3 About this report
    • 2 Linkage for improving Indigenous identification
      • 2.1 Nationally based linkage projects
      • 2.2 State-based linkage projects
      • 2.3 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people exclusively
      • 2.4 Improving identification to improve the measuring of gaps
    • 3 Linkage for improving data other than Indigenous identity
      • 3.1 Comparisons of Indigenous and non- Indigenous people
      • 3.2 Indigenous status as a secondary variable
      • 3.3 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people exclusively
    • 4 Other considerations
      • 4.1 Reporting of linkage details
      • 4.2 Research into COAG targets and performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • 4.3 Distribution of Indigenous data linkage work
      • 4.4 What's different about linking data about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
    • 5 Conclusion
  • End matter
    • References

Notes and corrections

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  1. (26 June 2013) Minor update to wording of one of the acknowledgments.
    Previous version - Report on the use of linked data relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (1.6MB PDF) 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Report on the use of linked data relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Cat. no. IHW 92. Canberra: AIHW.

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