Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
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Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT

Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population has a younger age structure than the total population in the ACT. In 2011, over half (55%) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population were aged 24 years or less compared to 33% in the ACT population. Two per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT were aged over 55 years in 2011 compared to 11% of the ACT population.

The median age of ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples was 22 years compared with 35 years for ACT residents.

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents had higher incomes, higher education and higher housing costs compared with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples nationally.

Download: The Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT 2006 to 2011 (PDF File - 737k)