Indigenous Population - Publications

Measuring and analysing success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Author/editor: Nicholas Biddle, Matthew Gray & Jerry Schwab

Paper no: 122

Year published: 2017

The Closing the Gap targets feature heavily in the current policy measurement framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at both the national and state/territory levels. The targets provide concrete measures against which trends in changes in outcomes for the Indigenous...

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New directions in Indigenous service population estimation

Author/editor: Markham, F, Bath, J, Taylor, J

Paper no: 88

Year published: 2013

Accurate assessments of the number of people who access goods or services in a particular location are crucial to the equitable allocation of resources and the delivery of services. In particular, Indigenous Australians are an important subpopulation for whom such estimates would be useful, given...

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Population change in Port Augusta: Challenges and implications for the COAG Urban and Regional Strategy

Author/editor: Taylor, J, Westbury, N

Paper no: 87

Year published: 2012

In 2009, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to include an Urban and Regional Strategy as part of the Indigenous Reform Agreement aimed at coordinating the delivery of services to Indigenous Australians. The main purpose of this strategy was to ensure that government agencies and...

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A human capital approach to the educational marginalisation of Indigenous Australians

Author/editor: Biddle, N

Paper no: 67

Year published: 2010

Education is a key determinant at both a national and individual level for health, wellbeing and access to economic resources. What’s more, education has intrinsic benefits for those who undertake it, as well as for those around them. The standard human capital model has been used by many to...

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Demographic and Socioeconomic Outcomes Across the Indigenous Australian Lifecourse: Evidence from the 2006 Census

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Yap, M

Year published: 2010

Across almost all standard indicators, the Indigenous population of Australia has worse outcomes than the non-Indigenous population. Despite the abundance of statistics and a plethora of government reports on Indigenous outcomes, there is very little information on how Indigenous disadvantage...

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Demography as destiny: Schooling, work and Aboriginal population change at Wadeye

Author/editor: Taylor, J

Paper no: 64

Year published: 2010

Recent Commonwealth Treasury intergenerational reports have failed to consider the very different challenges that arise for the Indigenous population as a consequence of demographic ageing. Almost universally across the country, Indigenous populations are moving into a phase of demographic...

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Developing Measures of Population Mobility Amongst Indigenous Primary School Students

Author/editor: Prout, S

Paper no: 73

Year published: 2010

In the present era of evidence-based policy making in Indigenous affairs, where the monitoring and closure of socioeconomic gaps dominates the federal agenda, data have become paramount. Yet with regard to one of the cornerstones of the Labor government’s ‘Closing the Gaps’ initiative—Indigenous...

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