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4703.0 - Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/03/2010  First Issue
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Contents >> Education, Learning and Skills



This domain includes the broad spectrum of both formal and informal learning that enables an individual to engage in society. Learning and skills provide stepping stones towards social interaction, financial independence and cultural participation. It impacts on wellbeing in a number of domains, including health, customary, voluntary and paid work, and housing and environment. Learning covers not only literacy and numeracy, but the teaching of traditional local knowledge, and understanding of life.


• Early learning
• Being at school
• Literacy and numeracy
• Indigenous cultural studies at school and other places
• Staying in and completing senior school
• Moving from school to work
• Gaining a non-school qualification
• Qualified Indigenous educators
• Informal learning
• Access to preschool education and early learning programs
• Access to quality schools and resources for learning
• Reasons for leaving school
• Language and cultural content in school curriculum
• Involvement of Indigenous people in development and delivery of Indigenous studies
• Engagement with education providers
• Access to learning and support programs and services
• Career choices and alternate pathways
• Support and assistance for further study
• Indigenous education workers


Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey: Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia 2006(4710.0), 2007
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2004-05(4715.0), 2006
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (4714.0), 2009
National Regional Profile 2004-2008 (1379.0.55.001 ) 2010
National Schools Statistics Collection: see Schools, Australia (4221.0), annual
The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (4704.0), 2010

Census of Population and Housing

Maps and Census Profiles, Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification, 2006(4706.0.30.001), 2008
Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006(4713.0), 2010
See also the Census data home page on the ABS web site.

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