10 July 2015 | General Interest
The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015 is the eighth in a series of Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports combining a range of statistical data from across the Australian health and welfare systems. The report examines differences between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as differences by factors such as age, sex and, in particular, remoteness.
The AIHW has also released an Indigenous App to accompany the report.
The Indigenous App provides statistics and fast facts on: the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, education and work, housing and community safety, determinants of health, health and disability, life expectancy and mortality, health and welfare services, and expenditure and workforce. Other features of the new app include a glossary and the capacity to save lists of your most-accessed statistics.
It should be noted that in order to provide a snapshot of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and welfare across Australia, the new report and app use 2012-13 health and welfare data; in some instances more recent data is available. For 2013-14 child protection specific data, please refer to Child Protection 2013-14.