A person’s wellbeing is the interplay of many interrelated factors. This includes health status, individual behaviours (such as being a smoker, being immunised, or having a healthy diet), education level, employment status and social support networks. Wellbeing is also influenced by the formal and informal services and supports a person receives in time of need, which can help bolster wellbeing.
This page focuses on:
- contextual factors particularly important for understanding the welfare of Indigenous Australians
- information on the welfare of Indigenous Australians and factors influencing this
- an overview of wellbeing outcomes for Indigenous Australians
- information on the Australian Government’s Closing the Gap strategy.
SOURCE: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019. Understanding Indigenous welfare and wellbeing. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 October 2019.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia