There is a significant gap in a number of outcomes between Indigenous and non‑Indigenous people in Australia. In particular, Indigenous people have worse health, higher mortality, lower literacy and numeracy, and higher overcrowding. From 2002 to 2009, rates of child abuse and adult imprisonment had increased for Indigenous people (Productivity Commission, 2011).
NATSEM’s research on social exclusion, poverty and disadvantage for the overall population can be applied to sub-groups of the population like the Indigenous population. NATSEM has in the past developed models of nutritional intake in Indigenous communities, and is currently working on two projects on indigenous disadvantage.
The first of these is with the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN). This project is deriving small area estimates of Indigenous disadvantage across Australia, and results will be available from late 2012.
We are also collaborating with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation examining community level characteristics associated with varying rates of social outcomes. The first project will consider small area differences in relation to suicide and juvenile justice issues.
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