ABS Indigenous Demographic Statistics Stakeholder Consultation
Key Drivers • Unprecedented demand for Indigenous demographic statistics for government reporting • Concerns raised about Indigenous demographic statistics methodologies
Aims • ascertain, document and better understand stakeholders' concerns about the qualities and limitations of existing ABS data collections • identify vehicles for improved communication with key stakeholders in the lead up to the 2011 Census-based data development and release with the aim of improving estimation, relevance, dissemination and use of Indigenous demographic statistics;
Aims (cont.) • assist in fostering and building relationships between the ABS and Indigenous people, Indigenous communities, Indigenous organisations, policy makers, researchers and other users of Indigenous demographic statistics. • understand the processes users find most useful to acquire ABS Indigenous demographic statistics to ensure timely, easy and increased access.
Key Data Series • Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 (cat. no. 3238.0.55.001) • Experimental Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 1991–2021 (cat. no. 3238.0) • Experimental Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians - 2005–2007 (cat. no. 3302.0.55.003)
Key Questions • Do you have any concerns regarding the quality, limitations/ relevance of the methodologies and resulting outputs for estimates and projections; mortality estimates; and life tables/life expectancy estimates?
Key Questions (cont.) • Do you have any suggestions on how the engagement with stakeholders regarding the development of the 2011 based series could be managed or improved?
Key Questions (cont.) • Do you have any suggestions on how to better engage with, and disseminate the Indigenous demographic series to Indigenous organisations, communities etc.?
Timeline • Consultations through March, April and May • Report due end of June
Contact Details Dan Black: Email: email@example.comPhone: 0459 849 977