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Family, Kinship and Community
 



Family, Kinship and Community relates to aspects of the relationships people have with others; be they family, cultural group, or community members. These relationships play an important role in the lives of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as they provide a three-tier social network system; one that may overlap but still retain individual boundaries. In general, community relationships play a large role in the lives of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as there is a great emphasis on having connections with other people.


RELATED PUBLICATIONS/ARTICLES


Census results

Census of Population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2011 (cat. no. 2076.0)

Population Characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 (cat. no. 4713.0)


Survey results

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (cat. no. 4714.0)

Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia (cat. no. 4710.0)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (cat. no. 4715.0)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey 1994: Detailed Findings, 1994 (cat. no. 4190.0)


Articles

Feature article: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Community Co-operatives and Credit Unions, Year Book Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on Children and Youth (cat. no. 4725.0)

The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (cat. no. 4704.0)

Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (cat. no. 4703.0)

Feature Article: Indigenous Disadvantage and Selected Measures of Wellbeing, Yearbook Chapter, 2009–10 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Disability among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Australian Social Trends, 2006 (cat. no. 4102.0)

Social and Sporting Activities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Australian Social Trends, 2005 (cat. no. 4102.0)

Social Circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Australian Social Trends, 2005 (cat. no. 4102.0)

Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: A snapshot, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4722.0.55.002)

Strengthening Indigenous families and communities, Year Book Australia, 2004 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Services and Assistance: Services in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Australian Social Trends, 2003 (cat. no. 4102.0)

Population Characteristics: Social conditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Australian Social Trends, 2000 (cat. no. 4102.0)



Microdata

Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Expanded CURF, 2008 (cat. no. 4720.0.55.001)

Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Expanded CURF, 2004–05 (cat. no. 4715.0.55.001)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2002 Expanded

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey, 1994 (Basic and Expanded)
Family, Kinship and Community Statistics


FAMILY AND KINSHIP VARIABLES, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over, by Remoteness area–2008

Major cities
Regional areas
Remote areas
Australia
%
%
%
%
Participated in sporting, social or community activities
92.7
91.7
93.4
92.5
Able to get support in time of crisis
89.3
89.4
87.1
88.8
Has been removed from natural family
9.3
8.8
5.9
8.2
Relatives removed from natural family
43.7
38.4
31.7
38.4


Source: Table 02; National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (cat. no. 4714.0)


FAMILY COMPOSITION OF HOUSEHOLD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous households–2008

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
non- Indigenous
%
%
One family households
77.1
70.4
Multiple family households
6.7
1.4
Lone person
13.5
24.9
Group households
2.8
3.2
Total households
100.0
100.0


Source: Table 3.1, Demographic, social and economic characteristics: The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Oct 2010 (cat. no. 4704.0)








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