Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (163KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • list of tables and graphics
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
    • Executive summary
  • Sections (chapters 1-3: 680KB PDF; chapters 4-6: 572KB PDF; chapters 7-9: 654KB PDF; chapters 10-12: 585KB PDF)
    • Chapter 1 - Introduction
      • Aim
      • Data sources
      • Data issues
    • Chapter 2 - Demographic, social and economic context
      • Introduction
      • Demographic characteristics
      • Population characteristics
      • Summary
    • Chapter 3 - Education and health
      • Introduction
      • School retention
      • Educational attainment
      • Education, employment and income
      • links between education and health
      • Summary
    • Chapter 4 - Housing circumstances
      • Introduction
      • Housing tenure
      • Housing assistance
      • Housing types and size
      • Housing costs
      • Housing and health
      • Homelessness
      • Summary
    • Chapter 5 - Disability and carers
      • Introduction
      • Comparison of 2006 Census and 2002 NATSISS disability measures
      • Need for assistance
      • Need for assistance by socioeconomic indicators
      • Carers
      • Summary
    • Chapter 6 - Mothers and children
      • Introduction
      • Indigenous families and communities
      • Indigenous mothers
      • Babies and children
      • Healthy child development
      • Summary
    • Chapter 7 - Health status
      • Introduction
      • Self assessed health
      • Health conditions and illness
      • Specific causes of ill-health
      • Summary
    • Chapter 8 - Health risk factors
      • Introduction
      • Risk factors and socioeconomic status
      • Smoking
      • Alcohol consumption
      • Illicit substance use
      • Overweight/Obesity
      • Poor nutrition
      • Physical inactivity
      • Exposure to violence
      • Multiple risk factors
      • Summary
    • Chapter 9 - Mortality
      • Introduction
      • Data quality and availability
      • life expectancy
      • Deaths 2001-2005
      • Years of life lost (YLL)
      • Cause of death
      • Trends in mortality
      • Summary
    • Chapter 10 - Health services - provision, access and use
      • Introduction
      • Provision of health services
      • Access to health services
      • Current and future indigenous health and wellfare/community services workforce
      • Use of health services
      • Summary
    • Chapter 11 - Community services
      • Introduction
      • Childcare
      • Child protection
      • Adoption
      • Juvenile justice
      • Disability services
      • Aged care
      • Summary
    • Chapter 12 - Torres strait islander peoples
      • Introduction
      • Demographic characteristics
      • Socioeconomic characteristics
      • Health indicators
      • Summary
  • End matter (260KB PDF)
    • Abbreviations
    • Appendix - 2006 Census questions on core activity need for assistance and unpaid assistance to a person with a disability
    • Main data sources
      • Introduction
      • Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) Survey
      • Census of Population and Housing
      • Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey (CHINS)
      • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
      • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
      • National Hospital Morbidity Data Collection
      • National Mortality Data Collection
      • National Perinatal Data Collection (NPDC)
      • Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection
      • Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey (WAACHS)
    • Additional information
      • Glossary
      • List of references