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Indigenous socioeconomic change 1971-2001: a historical perspective

Altman, Jon; Hunter, Boyd; Biddle, Nicholas


This paper examines trends across a number of socioeconomic outcomes for Indigenous Australians from the 1967 referendum to the present, using four Censuses of Population and Housing carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001. It reports on outcomes for Indigenous Australians, non-Indigenous Australians and the ratios between the two. There are a number of difficulties involved in comparing censuses through time. These we label as practical, methodological,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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