By 2030, a 15 per cent increase in Australia’s land mass subject to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s legal rights or interests
By 2030, a 15 per cent increase in areas covered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s legal rights or interests in the sea
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.
In 2020, 3 907 141 square kilometres of the land mass of Australia and 90 252 square kilometres of the sea country of Australia were subject to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s rights or interests (figure CtG15.1).
For both measures, there are no new data since the baseline year of 2020.
Target data specifications
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people maintain a distinctive cultural, spiritual, physical and economic relationship with their land and waters.
By 2030, a 15 per cent increase in:
Area of Australian land mass and sea waters that is subject to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s legal rights or interests.
This measure is defined as:
a: Land mass subject to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s legal rights or interests, at 30 June
b: Sea Country subject to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s legal rights or interests, at 30 June.
National Agreement on Closing the Gap July 2020
Latest dashboard update:
23 June 2021
Interpretation of change:
A high or increasing area is desirable. An increase from the baseline year is an improvement.
Name: Native Title Determinations Outcomes; Indigenous estate
Documentation (links): http://www.nntt.gov.au
Provider name: National Native Title Tribunal (land and sea native title)
Provider area: Native Title
2020 (at 9 May, the latest data available at the time of creating the target)
2030 (at 30 June)
State and territory and Australia.
Support measure provided on native title as proportion of jurisdiction’s land — state, territory and Australia.
Land under Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal rights or interests includes:
Land area is in square kilometres (sq km) and has been calculated using GDA2020 (EPSG 7844). Pre-2016 areas are calculated using Australian Albers projection (EPSG 3577).
Proportion of land area is based on jurisdiction area sourced from Geoscience Australia (1993). (http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/national-location-information/dimensions/area-of-australia-states-and-territories).
Data for the ACT includes Jervis Bay.
Sea area is in square kilometres (sq km) and is based on approximate jurisdiction areas sourced from maritime boundaries spatial data, Geoscience Australia 2006 (AMB 6th Edition).
Commonwealth jurisdiction area only consists of that area from the 3NM Limit out to the Exclusive Economic Zone surrounding the mainland states and territories. It does not include the area surrounding the islands of McDonald & Heard, Christmas, Macquarie, Norfolk, Cocos (Keeling) or the Australian Antarctic Territory.
Data quality considerations:
Data are available at other points in time (available on request, obtained from automated processes but are not quality assured by the National Native Title Tribunal for reference dates other than 30 June).
Including income from businesses or grants