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4211.0 - Education and Training Newsletter, April 2013  
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Indigenous Education DataAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Education Data

Schools, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4221.0)
Preschool Education, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4240.0)
The health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (cat. no. 4704.0)
Census of Population and housing: Understanding the Increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Counts between 2006 and 2011 (cat. no. 2077.0) – coming soon!
Census of population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 2011 (cat. no. 2076.0)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing: A focus on children and youth (cat. no. 4725.0)
Framework for measuring wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
ABS Internal Review of the Standard Indigenous Question
Further information




SCHOOLS

The Schools, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4221.0) publication contains comprehensive information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, including enrolment status (full-time, part-time, or full-time equivalent), sex, age, grade and number of students across the Government and Non-government sectors.

A commentary in the publication, entitled 'Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students', highlights the steady increase, over time, in the number of school students in Australia who have identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander at enrolment, and their distribution across the States and Territories. The number of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students staying on to Year 12 has exceeded 50 per cent for the first time, in 2012. Further information is presented in the Schools, Australia (Media Release). Tables of students' apparent rates of participation, continuation and progression for 2012 will be released around August 2013.




EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

The Preschool Education, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 4240.0) publication contains information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, including enrolment and attendance status, index of relative socio-economic disadvantage, remoteness area, hours enrolled and hourly fees charged at Preschool and Long day care service providers.




THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF AUSTRALIA'S ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES

First released in May 2010, and regularly updated as new data becomes available, the Health and Welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, provides a comprehensive overview, largely at the national level, of the health and socioeconomic circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. While updates to this publication have ceased, the education chapters contain the most recent survey data on Education and Training for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Education and training topics include:
School retention
Educational attainment
Education and employment
Links between education and health
Education: Torres Strait Islander people.

The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (cat. no. 4704.0)




CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING: UNDERSTANDING THE INCREASE IN ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COUNTS BETWEEN 2006 AND 2011 (cat. no. 2077.0) – coming soon

This upcoming publication will be available on the 26 June 2011

Between 2006 and 2011, Census counts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples rose by 21 per cent. This upcoming publication will look at some characteristics of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population to identify non- demographic reasons which may have contributed to the increase in identification. This information will assist policy makers, researchers and other data users to assess the impact and implications of this change. Analysis of this increase includes chapters on its impact on educational and employment outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING: CHARACTERISTICS OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AUSTRALIANS 2011

This report presents a range of statistics for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Australia using results of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. It provides a general overview of population structure and distribution, mobility, household composition, language, education, work, income, housing, and need for assistance. This information provides insights into the contemporary social and economic situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Education and training topics presented in this release include:
Education attendance
Highest year of school completed
Non-school qualifications

Census of population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians 2011 (Cat. no. 2076.0)



ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER WELLBEING: A FOCUS ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH


This publication provides information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people from data collected in the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey. It provides detailed information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (aged 0-14) and youth (aged 15-24).

Education, learning and skills topics include:
early learning and care
Being at school
The transition from education to work

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing: A focus on children and youth (cat. no. 4725.0)



FRAMEWORK FOR MEASURING WELLBEING: ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES

This publication describes a framework to map statistical information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the context of the interrelationships with their social and physical environments. The framework includes an Education, learning and skills domain that provides data on individual characteristics as well as the social, cultural and economic environments.

Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (cat. no. 4703.0)



ABS REVIEW OF THE INDIGENOUS STANDARD

In February 2013 the ABS commenced a project to enhance the Indigenous Standard. This is part of the normal rolling examination of all ABS standards and will review all aspects of the Standard including the Standard Indigenous Question and coding procedures. The project may result in proposals, for example, to supplement the existing Indigenous Question with other questions and/or to provide more explanatory information for users of the Standard. The ABS will take into full consideration any impact on time series, as well as costs associated with any potential change to the Standard. The project will make recommendations by the end of 2013.

FURTHER INFORMATION


For more information on statistics on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples:
visit the ABS website at www.abs.gov.au > Topics@ a glance> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples,
contact the National Information Referral Service on 1300 135 070, or
send an email via indigenous.statistics@abs.gov.au




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