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Indigenous Population In Australian Communities
Indigenous Population • Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are Australia’s Indigenous inhabitants. • An Aboriginal person is defined as a person who identifies themself as Aboriginal and is recognized by their community as Aboriginal. • Indigenous words from over 250 different languages and 500 groups are also used to describe Aboriginal people including the Koori, Murri, Yolngu and Yapa. • Torres Strait Islanders are descendants or traditional inhabitants of the Torres Strait Islands. • In 2001 the Indigenous population was 458 500, 2. 4% of Australia’s population. • The Indigenous population is growing more rapidly than the rest of Australia with an average growth rate of 2% per year, almost double the non Indigenous growth rate.
Indigenous Vs Non Indigenous Population
Issues in Indigenous Communities • Education • Health • Unemployment
Answer the following…. . • Who are Australia’s Indigenous inhabitants? • How many different language groups and tribes of Aboriginal people were there before European settlement? • What is the main difference between the distribution of the Indigenous population in comparison with the rest of Australia? • Why is the Indigenous Australian age structure younger than the rest of the population? • In what areas do Indigenous communities face issues of disadvantage?
Choose ONE issue • Describe the issue • Identify where most of the issue is occuring in the Australian community • Explain the response by government and/or groups in addressing the issue