Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) 2012

Technical Appendix—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous population descriptors

The HPF was designed to measure the impact of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSIH) and will be an important tool for developing the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (NATSIHP).

Page last updated: 15 November 2012

'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' is the preferred descriptor used throughout the report. 'People' is an acceptable alternative to 'peoples' depending on context but, in general, the collective term 'peoples' is used. The 'Indigenous Australians' descriptor is inclusive of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups, and is used where it is impractical to use 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' (e.g., in tables, charts, figures, and where the text requires the term to be repeated a number of times).

The 'non-Indigenous' descriptor is used where the data collection allows for the separate identification of people who are neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander. The label 'other Australians' is used to refer to the combined data for non-Indigenous people, and those for whom Indigenous status was not stated.