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1387.3 - Queensland in Review, 2003  
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While access to transport was not a major problem for most Indigenous people, 1 in 3 reported that they had some difficulty getting to the places needed.



TRANSPORT AVAILABILITY, Indigenous persons aged 15 years or over, Queensland, 2002
Has access to motor vehicle to drive
Can easily get to the places needed
Cannot, or often has difficulty getting to places needed
Total
%
%
%
Persons

Indigenous persons aged 15 years or over
53.8
68.5
11.8
76,000
Remote areas
41.8
65.3
15.1
19,200
Non-remote areas
57.9
69.6
10.7
56,900
Aboriginal persons(a)
55.5
68.2
12.1
66,400
Torres Strait Islander persons(a)
46.3
67.1
12.2
16,600
Aged 15-24
31.2
58.6
15.8
22,300
Aged 25-44
67.2
73.7
9.7
35,400
Aged 45 and over
55.6
70.7
10.9
18,400
Employed
74.5
81.1
7.4
34,700
Unemployed
40.6
59.8
13.3
12,000
Not in labour force
34.9
57.2
16.4
29,300
Has a disability or long term health condition
44.3
57.2
15.0
26,600
Does not have a disability or long term health condition
59.0
74.6
10.1
49,500

(a) Includes persons identified as being of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin
Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Queensland, 2002, cat. no. 4714.3.55.001


In 2002, 69% of Indigenous people said that they could easily get to the places needed and 54% reported that they had access to a motor vehicle to drive. Those living in remote areas were more likely than those in non-remote areas to have limited access to transport, with 58% not having access to a motor vehicle to drive and 15% reporting they often had difficulty getting to the places needed.


Fewer Indigenous people with a disability reported they could easily get to the places needed (57%), compared to of those without disability (75%). Similarly, 59% of young Indigenous people aged 15-24 years reported they could easily get to the places needed, compared to more than 70% of those aged 25 years or over.

Ten percent (10%) of unemployed Indigenous people reported either transport problems or distance as their main difficulty in finding work.
Comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations (ages 18 years or over, Queensland, 2002)
  • 70% of Indigenous adults stated they could easily get to the places needed, compared to 87% of non-Indigenous adults.

Source: General Social Survey, 2002 and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2002. (See table 4 in the data cube 4714.3.55.001 - charges apply).



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