Closing the Gap

Data

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap focuses on building better data and improving access to data. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities, services and businesses need access to the right data and it needs to be presented so it can easy be understood and used to inform decision making.

Baseline data tables show the starting points for each Closing the Gap target by jurisdiction.

National trajectories charts have been developed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for each numeric target with an agreed level of ambition by the Partnership. These charts provide a visual guide of the progress required from the baseline data to achieve the target. They show the magnitude of the improvement necessary to meet the targets within the specified timeframes. Progress against the targets will be assessed against the trajectories to determine whether the pace of change, if maintained, is sufficient to meet the target by the target deadline.

This data will be moved to the Productivity Commission’s Closing the Gap dashboard, once established.

 
1
Everyone enjoys long and healthy lives
 
2
Children are born healthy and strong
 
3
Children are engaged in high quality, culturally appropriate early childhood education in their early years
 
4
Children thrive in their early years
 
5
Students achieve their full learning potential
 
6
Students reach their full potential through further education pathways
 
7
Youth are engaged in employment or education
 
8
Strong economic participation and development of people and their communities
 
9
People can secure appropriate, affordable housing that is aligned with their priorities and need
 
10
Adults are not overrepresented in the criminal justice system
 
11
Young people are not overrepresented in the criminal justice system
 
12
Children are not overrepresented in the child protection system
 
13
Families and households are safe
 
14
People enjoy high levels of social and emotional wellbeing
 
15
People maintain a distinctive cultural, spiritual, physical and economic relationship with their land and waters
 
16
Cultures and languages are strong, supported and flourishing