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4703.0 - Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010  
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Contents >> Family, Kinship and Community



This domain encompasses the relationships which are fostered between people and how those relationships provide support to individuals. Family and community are often considered to be two separate spheres in which individuals exist and interact. In many Indigenous communities there are no clear distinctions between family and community. The framework is not about classifying or counting families, rather, it is about understanding the transactions and interactions within families that impact on wellbeing. The framework recognises the importance of linking families across multiple dwellings.


• Early childhood development
• Aspirations in education, life, housing, location, work
• Family roles and responsibilities
• Contact with extended family
• Removal from family
• Life stressors, including bereavement
• Participation in community events
• Sense of belonging to community
• Moving around to live
• Getting about
• Parenting skills and knowledge
• Family and household structures
• Family and community support structures
• Family history and inter-generational effects
• Access to link up organisations
• Access to community facilities and services (e.g. libraries, formal child care, public transport, recreation and leisure)
• Community events
• Community cohesion and empowerment
• Living in the community


Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey: see 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
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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