Table of Contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Defining elder abuse
    • 1.2 An applied ecological approach
    • 1.3 Data sources used in this report
  • 2. Indigenous Australians aged 50 and over
    • 2.1 Population
    • 2.2 Geographic distribution
    • 2.3 Population over time
    • 2.4 Selected characteristics
    • 2.5 Connection to culture
    • 2.6 Living as you get older-access to aged care
  • 3. Health and functioning
    • 3.1 Self-assessed health
    • 3.2 Health and disability services
    • 3.3 Burden of disease
    • 3.4 Disability
    • 3.5 Causes of ill health
    • 3.6 Leading causes of death
  • 4. Social and emotional wellbeing
    • 4.1 Cultural and social wellbeing
    • 4.2 Mental health and wellbeing
    • 4.3 Mental health service use
    • 4.4 Mental health-related deaths
    • 4.5 Negative impacts on social and emotional wellbeing
  • 5. Housing circumstances
    • 5.1 Housing situation
    • 5.2 Housing quality
    • 5.3 Household overcrowding
    • 5.4 Housing assistance
    • 5.5 Homelessness and marginal housing
  • 6. Education, employment and financial security
    • 6.1 Education
    • 6.2 Employment
    • 6.3 Volunteer work
    • 6.4 Income and income support
    • 6.5 Financial stress
  • 7. Alcohol and substance use
    • 7.1 Burden of disease from tobacco, alcohol and other drug use
    • 7.2 Prevalence of harmful use
    • 7.3 Alcohol and drug related hospital use
    • 7.4 Specialised drug and alcohol treatment
  • 8. Safety
    • 8.1 Elder abuse helplines
    • 8.2 Contact with legal services
    • 8.3 Personal and community safety
    • 8.4 Victims of crime
    • 8.5 Hospitalisations for assault
    • 8.6 Criminal charges and incarceration
    • 8.7 Homicides
  • Appendix A: Key data sources
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set
    • Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry
    • Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011
    • Department of Social Services
    • Disability Services National Minimum Data Set
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
    • National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse
    • National Community Mental Health Database
    • National Homicide Monitoring Program
    • National Hospital Morbidity Database
    • National Housing Assistance Data Repository
    • National Mortality Database
    • National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database
    • National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistical Annual Data Collection
    • Recorded Crime-Victims
    • Specialist Homelessness Services
  • Appendix B: Indigenous languages
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • Related publications