New Population and Life Expectancy Estimates for the Indigenous Population of Australia's Northern Territory, 1966-2011
PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: The Indigenous population of Australia suffers considerable disadvantage across a wide range of socio-economic indicators, and is therefore the focus of many policy initiatives attempting to 'close the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Unfortunately, past population estimates have proved unreliable as denominators for these indicators. The aim of the paper is to contribute more robust estimates for the Northern Territory Indigenous population for the period 1966-2011, and hence estimate one of the most important of socio-economic indicators, life expectancy at birth. METHOD: A consistent time series of population estimates from 1966 to 2011, based off the mo..View full abstract
Funding was provided by a University of Queensland ResTeach grant. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.