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4713.0 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/05/2010  Final
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In the 2006 Census, 4% of the Indigenous population and about 3% of the non-Indigenous population were counted in non-private dwellings such as hotels/motels, corrective facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, cared accommodation and boarding houses.

Of Indigenous people counted in non-private dwellings, almost one in three (32%) were in an adult prison or other corrective institution. In comparison, less than one in twenty (4%) non-Indigenous people in non-private dwellings were in a corrective institution.

Indigenous people were more likely than non-Indigenous people to be counted in boarding houses, private hotels and hostels for the homeless (10% compared with 3%) and less likely to be counted in hotels or motels (14% compared with 25%).

About 8% of the Indigenous population in non-private dwellings were counted in hospitals and a further 7% in nursing homes/hostels for the disabled or accommodation for the retired or aged. Of the non-Indigenous population counted in non-private dwellings, 10% were in hospitals and a much larger share were in nursing homes/hostels for the disabled or accommodation for the retired or aged (31%).


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