4710.0 - Housing and Infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Australia, 2001
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2002
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Housing and infrastructure in Indigenous communities - ABS
Housing, drinking water and sewage infrastructure have improved in remote Indigenous communities across Australia since 1999, according to the results of the 2001 Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Housing: The survey collected information on 1,216 discrete Indigenous communities, containing a total of 18,842 dwellings. Of these dwellings:
Water supply and sewerage systems: Since 1999 there has been an improvement in the management and operation of basic drinking water and sewerage services. In communities with a population of 50 or more in the 12 months prior to the survey:
Health and education facilities: The survey found that the majority of people living in discrete Indigenous communities had basic health facilities located nearby, however education facilities beyond primary school were generally located further away.
The 2001 Community Housing and Infrastructure Needs Survey was funded by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. It updates information from a similar survey conducted in 1999.
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