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.

In July 2021, the AIHW released the Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse. Established in response to the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Clearinghouse is a repository of up-to-date information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention. The Clearinghouse was developed in consultation with experts in Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention, practitioners and policy makers.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework

Find information about health status and outcomes, determinants of health, and health system performance for Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse

Find information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention.

Highlights