Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia

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Statista dossier on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia

This dossier presents facts and figures on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. It provides general demographic information on Australia's first people, information on employment, education, the justice system, health and culture.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population Australia 2016 by state

    • Distribution of the population in Australia in 2016 by area and indigenous status

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population Australia 2016 by age group

    • Fertility rate in Australia 2018 by age group indigenous status

    • Breakdown of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia 2016 by population

  • 2. Education
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander full-time students in Australia 2006-2019

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australia 2019 by affiliation

    • Share of Indigenous Australians with year 12 or Certificate III Australia 2019

    • Share of Indigenous Australians studying for a Bachelor degree Australia 2019

    • Number of indigenous children enrolled in preschool Australia 2018 by state

  • 3. Employment
    • Distribution of the labor force in Australia 2019 by indigenous status

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in labor force Australia FY 2015 by age

    • Share of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders labor force Australia FY 2015 by age

    • Share of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders unemployed Australia FY 2015 by age

    • Representation cultural background chief executives and equivalents Australia 2018

  • 4. Health
    • Indigenous peoples life expectancy in Australia 2015-2017, by location and gender

    • Non-Indigenous life expectancy in Australia 2015-2017, by location and gender

    • Child mortality rate Australia 2008-2018, by indigenous status

    • Births to mothers aged 15-19 years in Australia 2004-2018 by indigenous status

    • Share of Aboriginal and Torres Strait smokers Australia FY 2005-2019 by gender

    • Share of Indigenous Australians who have used substances recently 2002-2015

  • 5. Justice
    • Imprisonment rate Australia 2018 by gender and Indigenous status

    • Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal imprisonment rate Australia 2009-2018 by gender

    • Median aggregate sentence length of women 2009-2018 by indigenous status

    • Median aggregate sentence length of men 2009-2018, by indigenous status

    • Daily average of young people in detention in Australia FY 2019 by indigenous status

    • Daily average number of young people in detention in Australia FY 2015-2019

  • 6. Deaths in custody
    • Number of indigenous deaths in custody Australia 2008-2019

    • Number of Indigenous deaths in custody Australia between 2008 and 2019 by state

    • Number of Indigenous deaths in custody Australia between 2008 and 2019 by type

  • 7. Culture
    • Opinion on the importance of Indigenous arts Australia 2016

    • Opinion on the representation of Indigenous arts Australia 2016

    • Total grants and funding for Aboriginal arts in Australia FY 2017-2019

    • Share of grants and funding for the arts in Australia FY 2019 by area of practice

    • Percentage of ORIC charities Australia 2016 by income size

  • 8. Language
    • Leading Indigenous languages spoken in Australia 2016 by number of speakers

    • Share of Indigenous Australians speaking an Indigenous language 2002-2015

    • Share of Indigenous Australians speaking Indigenous languages at home 2002-2015

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