October 27, 2017


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released its 13th report in the Australia's Welfare series.  The report examines the welfare of Australians in the broad context of well-being, 'being secure, happy, healthy and safe'.  The 2017 report highlights the diversity of disadvantage that exists in our communities, particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, vulnerable young people and those experiencing family and domestic violence.  Some results for vulnerable young people included, 46,500 children in out-of-home care in 2016 with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children being 10 times more likely to be in care.  Young people aged between 10 and 17 under youth justice supervision were 15 times as likely as the general population to be involved with the child protection system in the same year.  5.1% of young people aged 15-19 were not engaged in education, employment or training in 2016.  Read more results from the report here.