Appendix 4

Appendix 4

Indigenous data sources

Topic Area

Type of Collection

Data Owners

Output/Geography

Timing/Frequency

Data Reporting/Comments

Northern Territory Emergency Response  (NTER)

 

Administrative-various

Various Australian and Northern Territory Government agencies

Northern Territory intervention areas

Aug 07-

June 08

Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA):
Monitoring Report - Measuring progress of NTER activities, August 2007 to 30 June 2008 http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/indigenous/pubs/nter_reports/mon_report/Pages/default.aspx

Data sources and key performance indicators are highlighted in Part 2 Appendix and include data on:

Administrative -NTER Child Health Check data

Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA)

Northern Territory intervention areas

 

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and DoHA:
Progress of the Northern Territory Emergency Response Child Health Check Initiative
http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/ihw/pnterchci/pnterchci.pdf

Provides information on:

Housing

Statistical -

Census of

Population and

Housing

ABS

Collection district

(CD) level

5-yearly

Last conducted

in 2006

ABS: Census of population and housing http://www.abs.gov.au/WEBSITEDBS/D3310114.nsf/Home/census

Can provide information about:

Statistical -

National

Aboriginal and

Torres Strait

Islander Social

Survey (NATSISS)

ABS

State territory and remoteness areas

6-yearly

Last conducted in 2002

(2008/09

collection

underway)

ABS: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2002

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0/

The survey provides the following information on housing:

Statistical -

Community

Housing and

Infrastructure

Needs Survey

(CHINS)

FaHCSIA

(collected by

ABS)

Discrete

Indigenous

communities

Last conducted in 2006

ABS: Housing and  Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4710.0Main+Features22006

Collects the following data on discrete Indigenous communities:

Administrative -

FaHCSIA housing

dataset

FaHCSIA

State/territory

Data access on

request

AIHW: National Housing Assistance Data Repository

http://www.aihw.gov.au/housing/assistance/data/index.cfm

The FaHCSIA Housing Dataset holds data on those in receipt of Commonwealth Rent Assistance (CRA). A copy of the dataset is provided to AIHW each year and added to the National Housing Assistance Data Repository.

Administrative -

Supported

Accommodation

Assistance

Program (SAAP)

State/territory

SAAP agencies

National for

Indigenous data

Annual

Latest release

2005-06

AIHW: Supported Accommodation Assistance Program  (SAAP) National Data Collection

http://www.aihw.gov.au/housing/sacs/ndca/index.cfm

The Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection is a nationally consistent information system that combines information from SAAP agencies and State/Territory and Commonwealth funding departments. Topics include:

Statistical -

National Social

Housing Survey

AIHW

State/territory

2005, 2007

AIHW: The National Social Housing Survey

http://www.aihw.gov.au/indigenous/housing/somih_survey.cfm

The surveys provide data for:

Administrative -

Fixing Houses for

Better Health

Program

FaHCSIA

Data available for

participating

communities

Ad-hoc

AIHW: Fixing houses for better health (FHBH) dataset

http://www.aihw.gov.au/indigenous/datacubes/fhbh.cfm

Provides data on the FHBH program. This program is designed to improve the houses and household conditions in rural and remote Indigenous communities across Australia.

The data provides information about the quality and health standards of a community’s housing stock.

CDEP

Administrative -

CDEP

FaHCSIA

 

 

Data available on request.

Statistical -

Census of

Population and

Housing

ABS

Collection district

(CD) level

5-yearly

Last conducted in 2006

ABS: Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/7E338A84EC8B3D1ECA257418000E41AD?opendocument

ABS Census data can be used to gain information on CDEP participants as questions are asked about CDEP participation. The actual numbers of participants may be understated but the characteristics of those who did state that they were a CDEP participant will still provide important information.

Statistical -

National

Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander Social

Survey

(NATSISS)

ABS

State/territory and

remoteness areas

6-yearly

Last conducted in 2002

(2008/09

collection

underway)

ABS: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0/

ABS NATSISS data can be used to gain information on CDEP participants as questions are asked about CDEP participation. The actual numbers of participants may be understated but the characteristics of those who did state that they were a CDEP participant will still provide important information.

Outstations and

small

communities

Statistical -

Census of

Population and

Housing

ABS

Home/census

Collection district

(CD) level

5-yearly

Last conducted in 2006

ABS: Census of  population and housing

http://www.abs.gov.au/WEBSITEDBS/D3310114.nsf/

Provides demographic details about outstations and small communities.

Statistical -

Community

Housing and

Infrastructure

Needs Survey

(CHINS)

FaHCSIA (collected by

ABS)

Discrete

Indigenous

communities

Last conducted in 2006

ABS: Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4710.0Main+Features22006?OpenDocument

CHINS can provide information for discrete Indigenous communities on:

Indigenous Housing Organisations (IHOs): management, income, expenditure, housing stock, acquisitions and disposals of housing over the past 12 months.

Communities: Population, needs planning, health and public facilities, water supply, electricity/gas supply, transport, and communication.

Substance

abuse and its

impact on

community

wellbeing and

the safety of

children

Statistical -

National

Aboriginal and

Torres Strait

Islander Health

Survey

(NATSIHS)

 ABS

State/territory and

remoteness areas

6-yearly

Last conducted

2004-05

ABS: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4715.0Main+Features12004-05?OpenDocument

For persons over18 years the NATSIHS provides information on:

There are also data for children aged over 12 years on diet and exercise, as well as information for children aged 0-17 on health conditions such as Asthma, heart conditions, eyesight, hearing problems, long term health conditions and Injuries. Information on health services used those aged 0-17 are also collected.

Breast-feeding questions for children under 3are asked.

Statistical -

National

Aboriginal and

Torres Strait

Islander Social

Survey

(NATSISS)

ABS

State/territory and remoteness areas

6-yearly

Last conducted

2002

(2008/09

collection

underway)

ABS: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0/

For persons over15 years the NATSISS provides information on:

There are also questions about children aged 0-14 about:

Maternal health questions are asked of mothers with children aged 0-3 years. These include questions about smoking, drinking and substance use while pregnant.

Administrative -

National minimum

data set for

alcohol and other

drug treatment

services

Australian

Government and

state and territory

government

health authorities

Due to data

quality issues

only aggregate

reporting at a

national level is reliable. Some lower level reporting is possible in

specific states

and/or territories

Annual

Latest release

2006-07

AIHW: National minimum dataset available  for Alcohol and drug treatment

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10590

Provides data on publicly funded alcohol and other drug treatment services and their clients, including information about the types of drugs for which treatment is sought and the types of treatment provided. Indigenous clients can be identified.

However, some community health areas have low quality or no service use data.

Administrative -

Hospital

separations data

State and territory

health authorities

State and territory health authorities

State/territory

Annual

Latest release

2006-07

AIHW: National Hospital Morbidity Database

http://www.aihw.gov.au/hospitals/nhm_database.cfm

Provides data on the number of Indigenous hospitalisations related to alcohol use. The quality of data varies between states and territories. Some state data cannot be used reliably.

Administrative -

State/territory

police offence

records, state

coronial records

State/territory

police agencies,

coroners

National level for Indigenous data

Annual

Latest release

2006-07

Australian Institute of Criminology: National Homicide Monitoring Program

http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/mr/01/

Provides information on the number of alcohol and drug influenced homicides.

Administrative -

National Child

Protection (NCP) data collection

State and territory

child protection

and support

services

State/territory

Annual

Latest release

2006-07

AIHW: National Child  Protection (NCP) data collection

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10566

Provides data on:

Indigenous status of children can be identified.

However, the quality of data on Indigenous child protection varies between states and territories. Some state data cannot be used reliably.

Administrative -

National Perinatal

Data Collection

State/territory

health authorities

State/territory

Annual

Latest release

2006

AIHW: Australia's mothers and babies

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10634

Provides estimates of Indigenous smoking rates during pregnancy, for all states/territories except Victoria. There is work in progress to collect consistent data on alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy.

Administrative -

Drug and Alcohol

Service Report

(DASR) data

collections

DoHA

Applicable to

Drug and Alcohol

Service Report

(DASR)

organisation locations

Annual

Latest release

2005-06

DoHA: Drug and Alcohol Service Report (DASR) data

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-oatsih-pubs- dasr-2005-2006

Service level data is collected by questionnaire from the 40 Australian collections

Government funded stand-alone Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander substance use services. The information collected includes:

Statistical -

National Drug

Strategy

Household

Survey

AIHW

National level for Indigenous data due to small sample

Last conducted in 2007

AIHW: National Drug Strategy Household Survey

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10674

Provides information for people living in non-remote areas, including:

Mental health

services

Statistical -

National

Aboriginal and

Torres Strait

Islander Health

Survey

(NATSIHS)

ABS

State/territory and

remoteness areas

6-yearly

Last conducted in 2004-05

ABS: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4715.0Main+Features12004-05?OpenDocument

Adults over the age of 18 were asked selected questions from the SF.36 and the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale.

Administrative -Hospital

separations data

State/territory

health authorities

State/territory

Annual

Latest release

2006-07

AIHW: National Hospital Morbidity Database

http://www.aihw.gov.au/hospitals/nhm_database.cfm

Can provide data on the number of Indigenous hospitalisations related to mental and behavioural disorders. The quality of data varies between states and territories. Some state data cannot be used reliably.

Statistical and

administrative -

various mental

health related

sources

State/territory

health authorities,

AIHW, ABS,

DoHA

Due to data quality issues only aggregate

reporting at a national level is reliable. Some lower level reporting is possible in specific states and/or territories

Latest release

2005-06

AIHW: National  Community  Mental Health  Care Database

http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10594

The Mental Health Care Database provides information on the number of mental health service contacts for Indigenous peoples. However, numbers are understated due to reporting issues.

The Mental health services in Australia 2005-06 publication contains information about both Indigenous and non-Indigenous mental health services. It uses an array of administrative and survey data sources. However, only Indigenous status data for New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and public hospitals in the Northern Territory have been included due to data quality issues.

 

Access to

education

facilities

Statistical -

Census of

Population and

Housing

ABS

Home/census

Collection district

(CD) level

5-yearly

Last conducted in 2006

ABS: Census of  population and  housing

http://www.abs.gov.au/WEBSITEDBS/D3310114.nsf/

Provides data on:

Statistical -

Community

Housing and

Infrastructure

Needs Survey

(CHINS)

FaHCSIA

(collected by

ABS)

Discrete

Indigenous

communities

Last conducted in 2006

ABS: Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Communities

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4710.0Main+Features22006?OpenDocument

Provides data on access to schools and other educational facilities in the discrete Indigenous communities surveyed.

Statistical -

National

Aboriginal and

Torres Strait

Islander Social

Survey

(NATSISS)

ABS

State/territory and

remoteness areas

6-yearly

Last conducted in 2002

(2008/09

collection

underway)

ABS: National  Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0/

Provides data on:

Administrative -

National Schools

Statistics

Collection

ABS (data

provided by state,

territory and

Australian

Government

education

departments)

State/territory Annual

Latest release

2007

ABS: The National  Schools Statistics Collection (NSSC)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/10782996EC272F0FCA2572FE001D9184?opendocument

Provides aggregated data on:

Statistical/administrative- National Preschool Census

Department of

Education Employment and

Workplace

Relations

(DEEWR)

Information is currently available at national and state/territory level, Statistical Districts and MCEETYA classification areas of Metropolitan, Provincial and Remote areas

Annual

Latest release

2007

The National Preschool Census

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/F38F636C3009D757CA2572FE001D61D2?opendocument

Provides information on preschool student enrolments, with a focus on Indigenous students. The collection counts enrolled students if they were on the roll during the census week and had attended a preschool education program in the last month.

Administrative -

Higher Education

Student Statistics

Collection

(HESSC)

Department of

Education

Employment and

Workplace

Relations

(DEEWR)

State/territory

Annual

Latest release

2007

DEEWR: Higher Education Student Statistics Collection (HESSC)

http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/higher_education/publications_resources/statistics/higher_education_statistics_collection.htm

Provides data on student enrolments and student load. Administrative –National Vocational Education and Training Provider collection VET providers National Centre for Vocational Education Research

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER): National  Vocational  Education and Training Provider collection

http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistic/publications/2019.html

Administrative -

National

Vocational

Education and

Training Provider

collection

VET providers

State/territory

Annual

Latest release 2007

National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER): National  Vocational  Education and Training Provider collection (NVETPC)

http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistic/publications/2019.html

Provides data on Vocational Education and Training (VET) enrolment rates and attainment rates.

Indigenous

enterprise and

employment

Statistical -

Census of

Population and

Housing

ABS

Home/census

Collection district

(CD) level

5-yearly

Last conducted in 2006

ABS: Census of population and housing

http://www.abs.gov.au/WEBSITEDBS/D3310114.nsf/

Provides information on:

 

Statistical -

National

Aboriginal and

Torres Strait

Islander Health

Survey

(NATSIHS)

ABS

State/territory and remoteness areas

6-yearly

Last conducted in 2004-05

ABS: National  Aboriginal and  Torres Strait Islander Health

Survey (NATSIHS)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4715.0Main+Features12004-05?OpenDocument

Provides information on:

 

Statistical -

National

Aboriginal and

Torres Strait

Islander Social

Survey

(NATSISS)

ABS

State/territory and remoteness areas

6-yearly

Last conducted in 2002

(2008/09

collection

underway)

ABS: National  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mf/4714.0/

Provides information on:

 

Statistical - Labour Force

Survey

ABS

State/territory and remoteness areas

Annual

Latest release

2007

ABS: Labour Force  Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians,  Experimental Estimates from the Labour Force Survey

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/203A6267794D53EECA2570AB0082C2F0?opendocument

Provides information about the labour force characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians using the Monthly Labour Force Survey. The estimates use methodological and definitional differences when compared with other sources of Indigenous Labour Force data, such as the five-yearly Census of Population and Housing, the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), and the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS). The differences in the methodologies used affect the comparability of the estimates.

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