2.08 Income

This measure reports on equivalised gross household and individual income of Indigenous Australians.

Why is it important?

This measure reports on equivalised gross household and individual income. Studies across different countries have found a gradient in health outcomes associated with income (Marmott 2002). Income itself is highly correlated with educational attainment, employment and various social indicators (Deaton 2003). The relationship between income and health is complex, and is linked to other factors such as the capacity to live a healthy life, including being able to afford nutritious food and quality housing (AHMAC 2017).

Related measures

Data sources

  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
  • Australian Health Survey
  • General Social Survey
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
  • National Health Survey

References

  • Marmott M 2002. The influence of income on health: views of an epidemiologist. Health Affairs (Millwood) 21:31–46.
  • Deaton A 2003. Health, income, and inequality. Cambridge, MA: The National Bureau of Economic Research Reporter. Viewed 28 April 2017.
  • AHMAC 2017. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report. Canberra: AHMAC.