Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage: Key indicators 2014: Overview


The Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report is the most comprehensive report on Indigenous wellbeing produced in Australia. It contains accessible data for an extensive range of wellbeing measures as well as case studies of programs that have led to improved outcomes. The 2014 report shows that, nationally, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: economic outcomes have improved over the longer term, but have slowed in recent years; improved health outcomes include life expectancy and lower child mortality but, rates of disability and chronic disease remain high, mental health outcomes have not improved, and hospitalisation rates for self-harm have increased; post-secondary education outcomes have improved, but there has been no change in literacy and numeracy results at school; justice outcomes continue to decline, with adult imprisonment rates worsening and no change in high rates of juvenile detention and family and community violence.

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