2016 Census Papers

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Trends in partnering and fertility among the Indigenous population

Author/editor: Venn, D & Crawford, H

Paper no: 13

Year published: 2018

This paper uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends in Indigenous partnering and fertility between 2006 and 2016. The proportion of Indigenous adults who are partnered (either married or living in a de facto relationship) fell during the period examined. There were...

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Terry Ngamandarra Wilson, Gulach (detail), painting on bark, private collection © Terry Ngamandarra, licensed by Viscopy, 2016

Post-school education

Author/editor: Venn, D & Crawford, H

Paper no: 11

Year published: 2018

This paper uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends between 2006 and 2016 in post-school educational attainment and participation among the Indigenous population. Indigenous vocational attainment increased considerably between 2006 and 2016. The gap in vocational...

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Terry Ngamandarra Wilson, Gulach (detail), painting on bark, private collection © Terry Ngamandarra, licensed by Viscopy, 2016

School Education

Author/editor: Crawford, H, & Venn, D

Paper no: 10

Year published: 2018

This papers uses data from the Census of Population and Housing to examine trends between 2006 and 2016 in two aspects of Indigenous education: school participation and Year 12 attainment. We find that there has been considerable growth in the Indigenous school student population, both at primary...

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Early childhood education – preschool attendance among Indigenous 3-year-olds

Author/editor: Crawford, H & Biddle, N

Paper no: 8

Year published: 2018

There is much evidence of the benefits of 2 years of early childhood education, but relatively little research focusing specifically on the benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Australian governments are currently committed to providing universal access to early childhood...

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Details from Gulach (2006) by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Indigenous youth employment and the school-to-work transition

Author/editor: Venn, D.

Paper no: 6

Year published: 2018

Data from the 2016 Census show that Indigenous youth (aged 15–29 years) are less likely to be employed or studying than their non-Indigenous counterparts. The employment gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth increases in the years immediately following the end of compulsory schooling, and...

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Employment outcomes

Author/editor: Venn, D & Biddle, N

Paper no: 5

Year published: 2018

This paper examines trends in the employment rate of Indigenous Australians and how these trends vary by demographic and geographic characteristics, with a particular focus on changes between 2011 and 2016. While overall growth in the employment rate was slow, there are wide disparities in...

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Detail from Gulach (2006) by Terry Ngamandara Wilson

Indigenous residential segregation in towns and cities, 1976–2016

Author/editor: Markham, F & Biddle, N

Paper no: 4

Year published: 2018

Indigenous people tend to live in different parts of Australian towns and cities than the non-Indigenous population. This is due to a combination of historic and contemporary government policies, the agency of Indigenous people, and the constraints placed on residential location by the interaction...

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