ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES
Data from the 2016 Census about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will be provided through QuickStats, Community Profiles, DataPacks and TableBuilder.
The data will be available for a wide range of geographic areas, including the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Indigenous Structure. The 2016 Indigenous Structure will be released in September 2016 and more information can be found on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2016 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001).
Census of Population and Housing: Understanding the Increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Counts, 2006-2011 (cat. no. 2077.0) will be updated following the release of 2016 Census data. It will examine the issues underlying any changes (from the 2011 Census to the 2016 Census) in Census counts for people identifying as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin. It will provide an analysis of key demographic factors and selected characteristics that highlight the scope and implications of changes in the population for policy makers, researchers and data users.
Life Tables, States, Territories and Australia 2013-2015 (cat. no. 3302.0.55.001) will be released using data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing in late 2018 in Excel format. Estimates of life expectancy at birth for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are commonly used as a measure for assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population health and disadvantage.
As with both the 2010-2012 and 2005-2007 life tables, Census records will be linked to death registration records for at least one year following the Census. By bringing together Census data with Deaths registrations records, differences in the reporting of Indigenous status across the two independent datasets will be identified and used to produce factors to adjust for the under- or over-identification of Indigenous status in death registrations.