1387.3 - Queensland in Review, 2003
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While access to transport was not a major problem for most Indigenous people, 1 in 3 reported that they had some difficulty getting to the places needed.
TRANSPORT AVAILABILITY, Indigenous persons aged 15 years or over, Queensland, 2002
Source: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Queensland, 2002, cat. no. 4714.3.55.001
In 2002, 69% of Indigenous people said that they could easily get to the places needed and 54% reported that they had access to a motor vehicle to drive. Those living in remote areas were more likely than those in non-remote areas to have limited access to transport, with 58% not having access to a motor vehicle to drive and 15% reporting they often had difficulty getting to the places needed.
Fewer Indigenous people with a disability reported they could easily get to the places needed (57%), compared to of those without disability (75%). Similarly, 59% of young Indigenous people aged 15-24 years reported they could easily get to the places needed, compared to more than 70% of those aged 25 years or over.
Ten percent (10%) of unemployed Indigenous people reported either transport problems or distance as their main difficulty in finding work.
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