Variation by Indigenous status and sex

In 2017–18, about 6.7% of ED presentations (535,000) were for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who represent about 3.5% of the Australian population.

In all jurisdictions, the presentation rate per 1,000 population was greater for Indigenous Australians compared to Other Australians. In people aged 20-64, the rate of presentations per 1,000 population was greater in Indigenous Australians compared to Other Australians (crude rate).

See Table S3.2 for caveat information on this data. Available to download in the data section.

Limitations of data provided for Indigenous status

The quality of the data reported for Indigenous status in EDs has not been formally assessed. Therefore, the information on Indigenous status presented in this report should be interpreted with caution. See Appendix A for more information.