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References for the key publications about physical activity among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are listed here.

2013

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results, Australia, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This summary of the first findings from the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey provides information on long-term health conditions, health risk factors, selected social and emotional wellbeing indicators, health measurements, and health related actions for Indigenous Australian peoples. Information is included on Indigenous peoples living in remote and non-remote areas.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Indigenous participation in physical activity (2013)

Department of Sport and Recreation Western Australia

This factsheet gives statistics on the Indigenous participation in physical activity and sport in Australia and may help to identify ways to encourage Indigenous people to become more active. It provides information on:

  • Indigenous participation is physical activity
  • Indigenous rates of participation in Australia by age and gender
  • Western Australian Indigenous rates of participation by role
  • access to sport and physical activity recreation opportunities
  • exercise levels in Australia 2001
  • benefits of Indigenous participation in physical activity
  • barriers to Indigenous participation in physical activity.

Abstract adapted from Department of Sport and Recreation Western Australia

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (2013)

Sport – more than just a game: contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring.

Canberra: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

This report was produced following an inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs into the contribution of sport to Indigenous wellbeing and mentoring.

The report draws on submissions to the inquiry from 58 sources, including government departments, local councils, and sporting bodies and clubs, as well as on information gathered at six public hearings. It covers:

  • Sport as a vehicle for 'closing the gap'
  • Rates of participation in sport for Indigenous Australians
  • Corporate partnerships, mentoring and culture.

The report makes 11 recommendations, such as:

  • that funding for sport and active recreation for Indigenous women and girls be prioritised
  • that the Commonwealth Government fund Indigenous sports programs over a longer term, preferably a three year cycle.

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2011

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Sport and recreation: a statistical overview: Australia 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2010 report.

Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing

This is the third report developed under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health as well as the more recent measures introduced under Closing the gap national partnerships.

The performance framework reports on the three tiers of health:

  • health status and outcomes: this includes measures of prevalence of disease or injury, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing
  • measures of the health determinants: this includes socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours
  • health system performance: this includes effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility and sustainability.
Major findings of the report include:
  • a significant decline in Indigenous deaths due to avoidable causes
  • narrowing of the mortality gap
  • reduction in infant mortality
  • chronic diseases are a continuing concern, contributing to two thirds of the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
  • there were slight reductions in literacy and numeracy gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students
  • risky behaviours, such as smoking and lack of physical activity, were continuing concerns among Indigenous people
  • access to, and utilisation of medical services is less than expected given higher levels of illness
  • access to medical services is more difficult in remote than non-remote areas.

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2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

Indigenous people's participation in sport and physical activities.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This report presents information on Indigenous people's participation in sport and physical recreation collected in the 2008 ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS).

The report looks at the following factors that might influence participation levels:

  • age and sex
  • employment status
  • educational attainment
  • family type
  • state or territory of residence

Other topics covered in the report are:

  • children's participation in sport and physical activity
  • adult participation in sport and physical activity and sense of wellbeing

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social survey: users' guide, 2008.

Retrieved from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4720.0?OpenDocument

This user's guide provides updated information on the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS). Updates include information on: family and culture; health; risk factors; education; work; income; and housing.

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2006

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Australia, 2004-05.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This summary of results from the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey provides information about health status, health actions, and lifestyle factors, of Indigenous peoples. There are comparisons with the 1995 and 2001 National Health Surveys and the 2002 National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Social Survey.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006)

Physical activity in Australia: a snapshot, 2004-05.

Retrieved 21 December 2006 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4835.0.55.001?OpenDocument

This report provides an overview of the physical activity levels of people in Australia aged 18 years and over. It uses data from the 2007-08 ABS National Health Survey. The report includes information on a range of characteristics which may influence a person's physical activity levels, as well as the long-term health risks associated with physical inactivity. The following areas are covered in the report:

  • measures of physical activity
  • changes over time
  • demographic and socio-economic characteristics
  • employment characteristics
  • risk factors
  • health status
  • health benefits of physical activity.

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2005

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2005)

Health risk factors.

In: Trewin D, Madden R, eds. Health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2005. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Bureau of Statistics: 133-145

2004

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2004)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2002.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This report documents the findings of the second Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) national social survey of Indigenous Australians. The survey was designed to analyse the complex social circumstances and outcomes experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The findings include information on: family and culture; health; education; work; income; and housing. Tables present relationships across some of the topics, and comparisons with the 1994 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey (NATSIS) and with non-Indigenous data from the 2002 ABS General Social Survey. The report documents improvements in education and employment, but it is evident that Indigenous Australians still experience disadvantages when compared with non-Indigenous Australians, and in some areas, particularly health, there has been little progress.

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National Centre for Culture and Recreation Statistics, Australian Bureau of Statistics (2004)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: aspects of sport and recreation.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

 
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