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Targets

In addition to the Priority Reforms targets, the National Agreement establishes 16 socio-economic targets to help bring focus to new areas and help monitor progress in improvements in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The 16 targets are focused on areas including education, employment, health and well-being, justice, safety, housing, land and waters, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. They will be reported on annually by governments.

Each target has three different elements:

  • Indicators: Supporting measures that provide greater understanding of and insight into, how all governments are tracking against the outcomes and targets.
  • Disaggregation: Outlining how reporting of the target will be broken down and measured by groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This enables greater understanding of where progress is being made and where greater effort is needed.
  • Data development: Outlining areas that are important for understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander outcomes that can’t be measured currently due to a gap in the data and identifies whether further work is required.

See below for more information on each of the socio-economic targets. Baseline data on the socio-economic targets can be found at www.closingthegap.gov.au/data

Disaggregation of data

Where possible, reporting on targets will be disaggregated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stolen generation survivors; people with disability; and LGBTQI status to make sure that progress on Closing the Gap can be monitored for these more vulnerable groups. Where this is not possible due to data limitations, consideration will be given to how this data can be developed as part of a new data development plan.

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Target 1

Close the Gap in life expectancy within a genaration, by 2031.

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Target 2

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies with a healthy birthweight to 91 per cent.

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Target 3

By 2025, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children enrolled in Year Before Fulltime Schooling (YBFS) early childhood education to 95 per cent.

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Target 4

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children assessed as developmentally on track in all five domains of the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) to 55 per cent.

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Target 5

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (age 20-24) attaining year 12 or equivalent qualification to 96 per cent.

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Target 6

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25-34 years who have completed a tertiary qualification (Certificate III and above) to 70 per cent.

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Target 7

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (15-24 years) who are in employment, education or training to 67 percent.

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Target 8

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25-64 who are employed to 62 per cent.

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Target 9

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in appropriately sized (not overcrowded) housing to 88 per cent.

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Target 10

By 2031, reduce the rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults held in incarceration by at least 15 per cent.

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Target 11

By 2031, reduce the rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people (10-17 years) in detention by 30 per cent.

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Target 12

By 2031, reduce the rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45 per cent.

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Target 13

A significant and sustained reduction in violence and abuse against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children towards zero.

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Target 14

Significant and sustained reduction in suicide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people towards zero.

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Target 15

A. By 2030, a 15 per cent increase in Australia’s landmass subject to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s legal rights or interests.

B. By 2030, a 15 per cent increase in areas covered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s legal rights and interests in the sea.

 

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Target 16

By 2031, there is a sustained increase in number and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages being spoken.