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9 GEO: Focus Area 5A2 Changing Australian Communities

Types of communities in Australia including indigenous communities

Katherine Ho

on 15 November 2012

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Transcript of 9 GEO: Focus Area 5A2 Changing Australian Communities

Government funding
Community Development Employment Project Less than half of the amount of Indigenous graduates attended university than non-Indigenous graduates.
Unemployment rate for Indigenous Australians is four times higher at 20%. Indigenous Communities There were 458,500 Indigenous Australians
This was 2.4% of Australia’s population
The Indigeneous population is growing at a rate of 2% per year 63% Indigenous people live in NSW, Queensland and Victoria while Western Australia and the Northern Territory contribute 28% of the Indigenous population. South Australia (5%) and Tasmania (3.3%). The Australian Capital Territory is home to only 0.8% of Australia's Indigenous people.

The Northern Territory had the largest proportion of its population who were Indigenous (32%), compared with 4% or less for all other states and the Australian Capital Territory.

Indigenous peoples are less centralised than other Australians with more living in remote areas Textbook: Geography Focus 2 by Zuylen et al. pg. 89

Examine the life expectancy table of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Discuss the reasons behind why non-Indigenous males and females live than indigenous males and females Twice as likely to smoke
High rates of diabetes, renal failure and heart disease
Geographic isolation where 70% of communities further than 100km from a hospital
Eye disease called trachoma from lack of access to clean water
Substance abuse
Petrol sniffing What is being done? The statistics of 2001 The issues Impact of British settlement Segregation
Dispossession from land
Stolen generation
Disruption of tradition and society
Assimilation Population and Distribution The Aboriginal population is relatively young. The median age is 20 years, compared with 37 years for non-Aboriginal people. Just 3% of the Aboriginal population are over 65 years old, while 13% of non-Aboriginal Australians are in that age bracket. Lesson objectives Indigenous communities
geographical statistics
impact of British settlement
population and distribution
life expectancy
the issues and solutions
case study: berrawina Furthermore...
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