NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC originally stood for 'National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee'. This committee was initially responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself.
Each year's NAIDOC Week celebrations has a theme. In 2018, the theme is 'Because of her, we can!'. It celebrates the significant role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have played, and continue to play, in giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples strength and paving the way for generations to come. Further information about NAIDOC Week can be found on the NAIDOC website.
The data used in this publication was dependent on the high level of cooperation received from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities. Without their continued cooperation, the wide range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.
The ABS acknowledges and thanks the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have generously agreed to be quoted in this publication.