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Housing, Infrastructure and Services
 



Housing, Infrastructure and Services relates to housing affordability, the appropriateness and adequacy of available housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and also touches on the sustainability of living environments. Housing and environment have significant impacts on the health and overall wellbeing of individuals.

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 Survey 1994: Detailed Findings, 1994 (cat. no. 4190.0)


Articles

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

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

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

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

Housing and Services in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australian Social Trends, 2008 (cat. no. 4102.0)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Home Ownership: A snapshot (cat. no. 4722.0.55.005)

The design and construction of Indigenous Housing: The challenge ahead, Year Book Australia, 2004 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Use of information technology by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 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)

Housing Stock: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing in non-remote areas, Australian Social Trends, 2001 (cat. no. 4102.0)

Housing in Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Year Book Australia, 2001 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Housing Stock: Housing in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, 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)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey CURF, 2002 Expanded

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey, 1994 (Basic and Expanded)
Housing Statistics

TENURE TYPE, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over by remoteness, Australia–2008

Major cities
Regional areas
Remote areas
Australia
%
%
%
%
Owner with a mortgage
27.4
23.5
4.8
20.1
Owner without a mortgage
10.3
8.9
5.4
8.5
Renter
60.1
65.0
85.4
68.5
Other (a)
2.2
2.6
4.4
2.9


(a) Includes life tenure scheme, participant of rent/buy (or shared equity) scheme, rent-free, other tenure and arrangements that were not stated.
Source: Table 02; National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2008 (cat. no. 4714.0)



OVERCROWDING, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households by remoteness, Australia–2008

Major cities
Regional areas
Remote areas
Australia
%
%
%
%
1 or more bedrooms required
13.2
20.0
48.5
24.9
None required/none spare
32.7
29.5
23.2
28.9
1 or more bedrooms spare
53.2
50.2
27.7
45.5



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



HOUSEHOLDS WITH STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households by remoteness, Australia–2002 and 2008

2002
2008
%
%
Major cities
31.7
24.3
Regional areas
29.0
24.6
Remote areas
49.6
34.0



Source: Table 3.2, Housing Circumstances; The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Oct 2010 (cat. no. 4704.0)



COMMUNITY FACILITIES AVAILABLE LOCALLY WHEN NEEDED(a), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households by remoteness Australia–2008

Major cities
Regional areas
Remote areas
Australia
%
%
%
%
Community hall/centre
82.9(b)
89.3
75.5 (b)
84.5
Schools
95.4(b)
92.7
92.5 (b)
93.7
Supermarket/shop with fresh food
95.5(b)
93.1
91.1 (b)
93.6
Petrol station
95.0
93.3
84.9
92.5
Police station
80.2(b)
86.8
80.2 (b)
83.2
Emergency service
80.5(b)
79.9
80.7 (b)
80.3
School bus service
84.6
90.7
61.0
83.4
Taxi service
90.1
81.5
50.8
79.5

(b) Difference between Major cities and Remote is not statistically significant.





Source: Table 1.1, Access to health and community services; The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010 (cat. no. 4704.0).



Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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