Indigenous population, 2006 CensusPercentage of state/territory populationPercentage of Australian NSP Survey respondents identifying as Indigenous (2007)
New South Wales
148,200
2.2%
15%
Queensland
146,400
3.6%
10%
Western Australia
77,900
3.8%
5%
Northern Territory
66,600
31.6%
97%*
Victoria
30,800
0.6%
6%
South Australia
26,000
1.7%
7%
Tasmania
16,900
3.4%
15%
Australian Capital Territory
4,000
1.2%
Nil
Australia
517,200
2.5%
11%

Sources: ABS Cat. No. 4705.0 – Population Distribution, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006; NCHECR, National Data Report, Australian NSP Survey 2003-2007.
* Small sample. The relevant percentage in the 2006 survey was 15%.
** Small sample. The relevant percentage in the 2006 survey was 6%.