Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 (cat. no. 4713.0) contains preliminary population estimates. For the final population estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, please refer to ABS release Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991 to 2021 (cat no. 3238.0) released September 2009.
ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents results of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing to describe key characteristics of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. The characteristics include population structure and distribution; mobility; household composition; language and religious affiliation; education; work; income; housing and transport; need for assistance with core activities; unpaid work; and dwelling Internet connection. Estimates of the resident Indigenous population of Australia, and a discussion of issues affecting Indigenous population data are also included. Information is provided for Australia, the states and territories and remoteness areas.
More information about ABS activities in the field of Indigenous statistics is available from the Indigenous theme page on the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.