This report delivers the latest information on how, as a nation, we are faring according to key indicators of child health, development and wellbeing. Death rates among children have fallen dramatically, and most children are physically active and meet minimum standards for reading and numeracy. But it is not all good news. Rates of severe disability and diabetes are on the rise. Too many children are overweight or obese, or are at risk of homelessness, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fare worse on most key indicators.
ISBN 978 1 74024 929 4; Cat. no. PHE 112; 224pp.; Internet only
AIHW 2009. A picture of Australia's children 2009. Cat. no. PHE 112. Canberra: AIHW.