4703.0 - Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010  
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Contents >> Housing, Infrastructure and Services



This domain is about the affordability, appropriateness, adequacy and sustainability of living environments. Housing and environment have significant impacts on the health and overall wellbeing of individuals. Individuals depend on the land for sustenance, tools, housing and the ongoing sustainability of a community.


Individual Characteristics
Social, Cultural and Economic Environments
• Stability in housing and tenure
• Housing quality and dwelling facilities, including communications
• Overcrowding
• Homelessness and temporary dwellings
• Housing careers and transitions
• Cost of housing eg, loans, insurance, maintenance
• Infrastructure for housing management
• Stock of appropriate and sustainable housing
• Support and encouragement for communities to manage own municipal services
• Community occupancy and community management plans
• Access to running water, electricity and sewerage systems
• Environmental and public health e.g. sanitation, waste disposal
• Affordable housing
• Logistics support for housing e.g. transport, mail


Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey: see Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2006(4710.0), 2007
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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