The Statistics for out
of home care in NSW

 

10


Number of times more likely than non - Indigenous Children to be removed from their families and placed into out of home care
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40% indegneous


1 - 3 of the 52,000 young people in out of home care are indigenous - 40%. Yet Aboriginal young people only make up 6% of the total Australian population.

59%


Of all young people in detention were Indigenous

16


The number of times more likely than an Indigenous person is under youth justice supervision then the rest of the population.
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who have spent time in out of home care are greater risk of entering the youth justice system.
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Culture

49%

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care were placed with relatives and kin.

1 - 5

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in out of home care did not have a cultural care plan

Education

1 in 4

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15 years + did not complete year 12 or the high school equivalent

Employment

46%

Number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 + years were employed Australia's national employment rate is 93% - a difference of 47%

50%


In the decade since 2006, the rate of children being placed with Indigenous carers has fallen from 65% to 50%.

>7%


More than 7% of Aboriginal children are in out-of-home care, compared with 1% of all children and young people in NSW.