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4703.0 - Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010  
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Contents >> Culture, Heritage and Leisure

CULTURE, HERITAGE AND LEISURE


CONCEPTUAL DOMAIN

This domain represents the symbolic and learned aspects of human society, including social norms, accepted behaviours and customs. The importance of cultural heritage to an individual’s wellbeing has been acknowledged in various reports. While language and connection to land are issues for some people, they may not be applicable to every individual’s life circumstances.

ELEMENTS OF THE DOMAIN

INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS
SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTS
• Identifying with a clan, tribal or language group
• Respect of culture
• Traditional knowledge and lore
• Cultural responsibilities and roles
• Participation in traditional activities
• Spiritual and religious issues
• Participation in recreation and leisure activities, including sports
• Connection to land
• Language spoken and proficiency
• Recognition of a clan, tribal or language group
• Protection and ownership of intellectual rights of cultural heritage
• Recognition and practice of Indigenous knowledge and lore
• Cultural obligations and traditional rights
• Cultural representation, especially through art
• Access to traditional lands
• Caring for country
• Land ownership and control
• Maintenance of and support for Indigenous languages


ABS DATA SOURCES

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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