Australian Bureau of Statistics
1387.3 - Queensland in Review, 2003
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The 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) provides some Queensland figures regarding this aspect of well-being.
(a) Unable to raise $2,000 within a week for something important.
(b) Includes persons identified as being of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin.
(c) Includes persons still attending secondary school.
Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Queensland, 2002, cat. no. 4714.3.55.001 and data available on request.
In 2002, 36% of Indigenous people aged 15 or over lived in low income households. Almost half (47%) of unemployed Indigenous people were in low income households, similar to the proportion (48%) of those with CDEP employment. By contrast, only 18% of Indigenous people employed outside of CDEP were in low income households.
The mean equivalised gross household income of Indigenous people aged 15 years or over was $388 per week in 2002, up from $350 in 1994. Incomes were similar in remote and non-remote areas.
Source of income
Government pensions and allowances were the main source of income for half of all Indigenous people aged 15 years or over. This varied from 53% of those in non-remote areas, to 38% in remote areas. In remote areas, participation in the CDEP scheme provided wages for a further 28%.
In 2002, just over half (53%) of all Indigenous people aged 15 years or over were living in households in which the household spokesperson reported that they could not raise $2,000 within a week in a time of crisis. A higher proportion of people in remote areas were in this situation (69% compared with 48% in non-remote areas).
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