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1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
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National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone 1800 633 216


This biennial publication is a joint venture between the ABS and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It provides a comprehensive statistical overview, largely at the national level, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and welfare. In addition to a wide range of administrative data sources, the 2008 issue features results from the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2006 Census of Population and Housing, and 2006 Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey. Among the topics included are: demographic characteristics; education and health; housing circumstances; disability and carers; maternal and child health; health status; health risk factors; mortality; access to, and use of, community services; and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

While much of the data in this report are presented at the national level, some are presented for the states and territories, or by remoteness.

Topics covered in the 'education and health' chapter of the 2008 Report include:

  • School retention
  • Educational attainment
      Highest year of school completed
      Non-school qualifications
  • Education, employment and income
      Transition from education to work
      Education and employment
      Education and income
  • Links between education and health

The 'Torres Strait Islander peoples' chapter includes information from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing on the Highest year of school completed, and Highest non-school qualification obtained, among the Torres Strait Islander population.



The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2008 (ABS cat. no. 4704.0)

Historical Data

This report was first published in 1997. All issues can be downloaded from the 'Past & Future Releases' tab of the electronic publication.

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