Australia's welfare 2015 is the 12th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive report provides an authoritative overview of the wellbeing of Australians, examining a wide range of relevant topics.
This edition combines analytical feature articles on a variety of contemporary welfare issues with short statistical snapshots following a life-course approach. It covers: Understanding welfare; Australia's welfare spending and workforce; Child wellbeing; Young people; Working age; Growing older; Diversity and disadvantage in Australia; Indicators of Australia's welfare.
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Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- Quality assurance
- Body section
- 1 Understanding welfare
- 1.0 Introduction
- 1.1 Welfare in Australia
- 1.2 Who we are
- 2 Australia's welfare spending and workforce
- 2.0 Introduction
- 2.1 Welfare expenditure
- 2.2 Labour force participation in Australia
- 2.3 The changing face of the welfare workforce
- 2.4 Informal carers
- 2.5 Volunteering
- 3 Child wellbeing (0-14)
- 3.0 Introduction
- 3.1 The role of the family in child wellbeing
- 3.2 Children in child care and preschool programs
- 3.3 Transition to primary school
- 3.4 How are our children faring at school?
- 3.5 Adoptions in Australia
- 3.6 Child protection in Australia
- 3.7 Young people aged 10–14 under youth justice supervision
- 3.8 Wellbeing of Indigenous children
- 3.9 Closing the gap in Indigenous education
- 3.10 Children with disability
- 4 Young people (15–24)
- 4.0 Introduction
- 4.1 Pathways through education and training
- 4.2 School retention and completion
- 4.3 Apprenticeships and traineeships
- 4.4 Tertiary education
- 4.5 Opposite ends of the spectrum—participation of young people in education and work
- 4.6 Transitions to independence
- 4.7 How are young Australians coping?
- 4.8 Vulnerable young people (aged 15–24)
- 5 Working age (25–64)
- 5.0 Introduction
- 5.1 The welfare of our working-age population
- 5.2 Who is looking after our children?
- 5.3 Home alone
- 5.4 Bricks and mortar-changing trends in home ownership
- 5.5 Working-age support: financial assistance for families with children
- 5.6 Working-age support: assistance with employment and training
- 5.7 Working-age support: housing assistance
- 5.8 Labour force participation of people with disability
- 5.9 Older Australians staying at work
- 6 Growing older
- 6.0 Introduction
- 6.1 Australians aged 85 years and over
- 6.2 Ageing and the welfare system: pressures, opportunities and responses
- 6.3 Older Australians and the use of aged care
- 6.4 Mental health of older Australians
- 6.5 Palliative care: a welfare perspective
- 7 Diversity and disadvantage in Australia
- 7.0 Introduction
- 7.1 How are Indigenous Australians faring?
- 7.2 How are people with mental illness faring?
- 7.3 A profile of people with disability
- 7.4 The diversity of Australia's homeless population
- 7.5 Domestic and family violence
- 8 Indicators of Australia's welfare
- 8.0 Introduction
- 8.1 Indicators of Australia's welfare
- End matter
- Methods and conventions
- Acronyms and abbreviations
Notes and corrections
The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.
- (4 Nov 2015) Changes to Figure 5.4.8 on page 208—footnote corrections, data label corrections. Chapter 5 data for figures supplementary tables links and labels corrected.
- (2 May 2016) Changes to Figure 8.1.8—title correction, PDF on page 366 and on feature article PDF on page 22. Chapter 8 data for figures supplementary tables corrected.
AIHW 2015. Australia's welfare 2015. Australia's welfare no. 12. Cat. no. AUS 189. Canberra: AIHW.