Overview

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Indigenous people of Australia. They are not one group, but comprise hundreds of groups that have their own distinct set of languages, histories and cultural traditions.

AIHW reports and other products include information about Indigenous Australians, where data quality permits. Thus, information and statistics about Indigenous Australians can be found in most AIHW products.

AIHW products that focus specifically on Indigenous Australians are captured on this page.

Note: Following a recent restructure of Indigenous information on the AIHW website, this page includes those AIHW reports that used to be found on the Indigenous health and welfare services page.

Latest findings

Indigenous-specific primary health care organisations cared for 498,000 clients in 2018–19 Indigenous Australian adults with CKD were more likely than those without to have diabetes or cardiovascular disease At June 2019, 33% of Indigenous regular clients aged 15 and over had never smoked Clients of Indigenous-specific primary health care organisations had 6.1 million contacts in 2018–19 Clients of Indigenous-specific primary health care organisations had 3.7 million episodes of care in 2018–19 210 Indigenous-specific primary health care organisations employed about 8,000 FTE staff in 2018–19 At June 2019, 40% of Indigenous regular clients with type 2 diabetes had blood pressure in the recommended range Indigenous Australian adults are twice as likely as non-Indigenous adults to have chronic kidney disease Rates of hospitalisation for kidney disease were highest in Tennant Creek and Apatula in the Northern Territory In 2012–13, 18% of Indigenous Australians aged 18 and over had biomedical signs of chronic kidney disease At June 2019, 38% of Indigenous regular clients aged 50 and over were immunised against influenza Almost 1 in 3 Indigenous Australians commencing treatment for end-stage kidney disease in 2015-2017 were aged 45-54 At June 2019, 86% of Indigenous babies in the previous year had a normal birthweight At 31 December 2017, 2,160 Indigenous Australians were receiving treatment for end-stage kidney disease More than 4 in 5 Indigenous Australians receiving treatment for end-stage kidney disease were on dialysis

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