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Table 1 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children whose carer is their birth mother: Indigenous status of mother as recorded in the WA Midwives’ Notification System compared with Indigenous status recorded in the WAACHS: weighted survey estimates, Western Australia (a) (b)

From: Adjusting for under-identification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander births in time series produced from birth records: Using record linkage of survey data and administrative data sources

Indigenous status of mother as recorded in the WAACHS Indigenous status of mother as recorded in the WA Midwives’ Notification System
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Non-Indigenous Not stated Total
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 16,200 1,810 30 18,000
Non-Indigenous 90 2,940   3,030
Not stated 130 30   160
Total 16,400 4,780 30 21,200
  1. (a) Estimates are rounded to 3 significant digits. Estimates may not sum to totals due to rounding.
  2. (b) Estimates based on 3,820 WAACHS children whose primary carer was their mother and who were linked to their birth records.