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1 year–14 years

Wayne Quilliam Photography


Childhood is an important time for healthy development, learning and establishing the foundations for future wellbeing. It is also a time of vulnerability during which children have the right to live in safety and be protected from harmful influences and abuse. Children are defined as aged 1–14 in this section, but statistics are presented for children aged 2–14 or 5–14 in some cases depending on data availability.

Key facts

Indigenous children aged 1−14 in Australia


of Indigenous children were on track on all 5 domains of early childhood development


Indigenous children aged 5−14 were learning an Indigenous language


Indigenous children aged 5−14 recognised an area as homelands or traditional country

Indigenous children aged 1−14, 30 June 2016
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