Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 5 May 2011

Posted on May 6, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 5 May 2011

“This report describes the age and geographic distribution of the older Indigenous population, its particular requirements in terms of aged care and support, and the pattern of usage of these services. At the 2006 Census, there were approximately 60,000 Indigenous Australians aged 50 years and over, accounting for about 12% of the total Indigenous population. By comparison, 31% of the non-Indigenous population fell into this age group. However, the number of older Indigenous people is growing and estimated at 76,300 in 2011. Older Indigenous people have poorer health and higher rates of disability than other Australians in the same age group

ISBN 978-1-74249-147-9; Cat. no. IHW 44; 22pp    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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