Remoteness and Socioeconomic areas
Overall, children from Very remote areas were 4 times as likely as those from Major cities to be the subject of a substantiation (26.1 per 1,000 compared with 7.0 per 1,000) (Figure 7).
Figure 7: Children who were the subjects of substantiations, by remoteness area, Australia, 2017–18 (rate)
Source: Child protection Australia 2017–18 Figure 3.5 and Table S11.
Of children who were the subject of a substantiation, 36% were from the lowest socioeconomic areas and Indigenous children were more likely to be from the lowest socioeconomic areas (45%) compared with non-Indigenous children (33%) (Figure 8).