Australian Bureau of Statistics
4725.0 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth, Apr 2011
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Note: In this section 'children' refers to people aged 0–14 years. The terms 'youth' and 'young people' refer to people aged 15–24 years. Data presented are from the ABS Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, June 2006 (cat. no. 3238.0.55.001).
In 2006, there were an estimated 517,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, comprising 2.5% of the total Australian population.
Within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population there were an estimated 294,000 children and young people, representing 4.2% of the total Australian population aged 0–24 years.
Of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in 2006:
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is relatively young and quite different in age structure compared with the non-Indigenous population.
At 30 June 2006:
1.1 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AND NON-INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS—30 June 2006
1. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010, The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Oct 2010, cat. no. 4704.0, ABS, Canberra, <www.abs.gov.au>.
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