Closing the Gap Annual Data Compilation Report July 2021

Attachment A Dashboard snapshots and data for download

The data below are the most recent at the time of preparing the July 2021 report.
Please go to the Dashboard to access the current data.

Socioeconomic outcome areas

Summary snapshots for the targets under the 17 socioeconomic outcome areas are included below.

Assessments of progress are available for the seven targets for which there are new data since the baseline year.

Explanation of the range of assessments of progress:

Nationally, based on latest year data compared to the baseline year, there has been:
improvement     no change no change     worsening

Nationally, based on latest year data compared to the trajectory, the target is:
on track to be met on track to be met cross not on track to be met

Target 1 Life expectancy

For children born between 2015–2017
Gender Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander
Non-Indigenous Gap Assessment of progress
From baseline year Against trajectory
Female 75.6 yrs 83.4 yrs 7.8 yrs improvement not on track to be met
Male 71.6 yrs 80.2 yrs 8.6 yrs improvement not on track to be met

Target 2 Healthy birthweight

Proportion of Live-born singleton babies, 2018
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous Assessment of progress
From baseline year Against trajectory
88.9% 94.0% no change on track to be met

Target 3 Preschool program

Proportion of children who are enrolled, of the state-specific year before full time schooling (YBFS) age cohort, 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous Assessment of progress
From baseline year Against trajectory
93.1% 84.2% improvement on track to be met

Target 4 Children developmentally on track

Proportion of children assessed as developmentally on track in all five domains of the Australian Early Development Census, 2018
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous
35.2% 56.6%

Target 5 Year 12 or equivalent

Proportion of people aged 20-24 years who have attained Year 12 or equivalent, 2016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous
63.2% 88.5%

Target 6 Tertiary qualification

Proportion of people aged 25-34 years who have completed a tertiary qualification, 2016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous
42.3% 72.0%

Target 7 Youth engagement

Proportion of people aged 15-24 years who are in employment, education or training, 2016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous
57.2% 79.6%

Target 8 Employed

Proportion of people aged 25-64 who are employed, 2016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous
51.0% 75.7%

Target 9 Appropriate housing

Proportion of people living in appropriately sized (not overcrowded) housing, 2016
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous
78.9% 92.9%

Target 10 Adults held in incarceration

Imprisonment rate per 100 000 adult population, 30 June 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous Assessment of progress
From baseline year Against trajectory
2,081.0 per 100,000 156.3 per 100,000 worsening not on track to be met

Target 11 Youth detention

Young people aged 10-17 years in detention on an average day, rate per 10 000, 2019-20
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous Assessment of progress
From baseline year Against trajectory
25.7 per 10,000 1.4 per 10,000 improvement on track to be met

Target 12 Children in out-of-home care

Children aged 0-17 years in out-of-home care, rate per 1000 children, 2020
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous Assessment of progress
From baseline year Against trajectory
56.3 per 1000 5.1 per 1000 worsening not on track to be met

Target 13 Family violence

Proportion of females 15+ years old who experienced domestic physical or threatened physical harm
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous
8.4% ..

Target 14 Social and emotional wellbeing

Mortality due to suicide, rate per 100 000 population, Total (NSW, Qld, WA, SA and the NT), 2019
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous Assessment of progress
From baseline year Against trajectory
27.1 per 100,000 .. worsening not on track to be met

Target 15 Relationship with land and waters

Area of Land mass subject to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's legal rights or interests, 30 June 2020 Area of Sea country subject to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's legal rights or interests, 30 June 2020
3,907,141 sq km 90,252 sq km

Target 16 Languages

Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages spoken Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander strong languages spoken
123 14

Target 17 Digital inclusion

Proportion of people who accessed the internet in the last 12 months, 15+ years old, 2014-15
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous
73.5% na

.. Not applicable as target does not refer to non-Indigenous people.
na Not available.

Data for download

2021 Report

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