Australian Bureau of Statistics
4710.0 - Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2006
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/04/2007 Reissue
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The majority (85%) of Australia's 1,187 discrete Indigenous communities were in very remote localities, according to the ABS 2006 Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey (CHINS) released today.
Almost three-quarters (73%) of discrete Indigenous communities reported a population of less than 50 people.
Over half (57%) of permanent dwellings managed by 496 Indigenous Housing Organisations were in very remote areas, 32% were in non-remote areas and 11% in remote areas. Indigenous Housing Organisations managed 21,758 permanent dwellings.
Other 2006 CHINS findings:
The CHINS was conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on behalf of the Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
Further information including access to education, health and other services and financial information about Indigenous organisations providing rental housing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is in Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2006(cat. no. 4710.0).
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This page last updated 17 April 2007