Provides information on antenatal care, live births, low birthweight babies, hospitalisations (all and selected causes), disability, mortality, child protection, juvenile justice, alcohol and other drug use and aged care for 29 remote Indigenous communities.
The National Partnership Agreement on Remote Service Delivery (NPA RSD) was one aspect of a broader government agenda to reduce the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. It was implemented between June 2009 and June 2013 in 29 priority remote communities across New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. To inform the implementation of the NPA RSD, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provided selected data for each RSD community in 2010. Data were then updated in 2012 to inform the NPA RSD evaluation process. The evaluation was conducted in 2013, with a final report released in July 2014 (Australian Government 2014). This report summarises the data provided by AIHW for this evaluation. It presents data around antenatal care, live births, low birthweight babies, hospitalisations (all and selected causes), disability, mortality, child protection, juvenile justice, alcohol and other drug use, and aged care. Various issues impact on the data presented. In particular, there were no community level data in most administrative data collections, so communities were approximated by the statistical local area (SLA) or postcodes in which the community was located.