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released: 29 Apr 2008 author: ABS & AIHW media release

The report provides a comprehensive overview of the health and welfare of Australia's Indigenous population, presenting the latest information on population demographics, housing circumstances, disability and carers, health status, and the provision, access and use of health and community services. Some of the links between education and health and between selected risk factors and health are also explored.

ISSN 1441-2004; Cat. no. IHW 21; 291pp.; Internet Only

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This report presents the latest data on the health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as information about their socioeconomic circumstances. Wherever possible, data are provided on changes in the circumstances of Indigenous people over time, as well as on the differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. While most information is presented at the national level, some data are also presented for states and territories, and by remoteness.

Recommended citation

ABS & AIHW 2008. The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2008. Cat. no. IHW 21. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468085>.