Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlas of Australia: Topics, Indicators & Notes

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlas of Australia includes demographic and social indicators, as well as indicators of health status and health service use. The data are presented by Indigenous Area (see the ABS Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 2 - Indigenous Structure, July 2011).

The topics and indicators for which data are presented in this release of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Health Atlas are detailed below, and include the date when each indicator for the specified period was first released by PHIDU. For earlier releases, refer to the Data archive.

The Notes on the data for each indicator are available by selecting an indicator of interest within the topic list below - or by using the autocomplete Search for ... filter below - refer also to Accessing the notes on the data for additional information. The Notes on the data (pdf)comprises notes for all topics and indicators, although it does not contain the Policy context statements available in the individual notes below.

Additional notes:
  1. 'Aboriginal' refers to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  2. The Australian Government Department of Health has funded the production of a set of population estimates by Indigenous status for 2011, 2015 and 2016 by Statistical Areas Level 2, Indigenous Region and Primary Health Network. To obtain these data, please please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Search for Indicators & Notes on the data:

Demographic and social indicators

Aboriginal labour force

Summary measure of Indigenous outcomes

Health status, disability and deaths

Aboriginal median age at death

Aboriginal premature mortality, by age and sex

Aboriginal premature mortality by selected cause

Aboriginal avoidable mortality, by sex

Use and provision of health and welfare services

Home and community care program

    These data are archived and can be found in the Data Archive section on the website.

  • Home and Community Care Program: Indigenous clients (as a proportion of total clients), 2014/15
  • Home and Community Care Program: Indigenous clients (as a proportion of the Indigenous population), 2014/15

Aboriginal admissions by selected principal diagnosis

Admissions for potentially preventable diagnosis (Vaccine preventable, Acute and Chronic conditions)