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ERIC Number: EJ775736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1366-8250
Intellectual Disability in Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v32 n3 p222-225 Sep 2007
In mid-2001, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia was approximately 458,500 people (2.4% of the national population). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia experience disadvantage compared to non-Indigenous Australians in a number of areas, including greater prevalence of health risk factors, early onset of chronic disease, higher levels of unemployment, lower average income, lower numbers attaining post-school qualifications, lower rates of home ownership, and greater prevalence of disability. This brief presents data on the prevalence of intellectual disability (ID) among Australia's Indigenous population. The primary data source is the 2002 "National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey" conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. (Contains 1 box, 3 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Inst. of Health and Welfare, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia