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released: 8 Aug 2013 author: AIHW media release

Australia's welfare 2013: in brief presents selected highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 11th biennial report on welfare services in Australia. Classroom sets are available for the cost of P&H only OR they are free with the purchase of Australia’s welfare 2013 main report. For details, phone CanPrint 1300 889 873.

ISBN 978-1-74249-467-8; Cat. no. AUS 175; 28pp.; $5

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Publication table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Contents
  • 1 Key trends and facts
  • 2 Who and where are we?
  • 3 What about Indigenous Australians?
  • 4 Are things different outside the major cities?
  • 5 Learning and earning
  • 6 For richer, for poorer
  • 7 Caring for people in need
  • 8 What are we doing to find out more?

Notes and corrections

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Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (9 Sep 2013) Infographic updates; People aged 85+ pg 7; Proportion of Indigenous and non-Indigenous young people and older people pg 12; Home ownership Indigenous and non-Indigenous pg 13; Labour force participation pg 14.
    Previous version - Australia's welfare 2013: in brief (6.5MB PDF)
  2. (18 Sep 2013) Minor text corrections.
    P.18 1st paragraph under sub heading: But we could be doing better at school
    In 2011, based on results for Year 4 students, Australia ranked 20th out of 25 OECD countries for reading, 13th out of 26 countries for maths and 18th out of 26 countries for science.
    P18 Infographic caption: Ranking for reading, 2011 
    Previous version - Australia's welfare 2013: in brief  (6.6MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Australia's welfare 2013: in brief. Australia's welfare no. 11. Cat. no. AUS 175. Canberra: AIHW.

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