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Table 3 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children whose carer is their birth mother: Proportion of children by Indigenous status of mother in the WA Midwives’ Notification System and WAACHS: weighted survey estimates, Western Australia (a)

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

  Proportion of children (%) (b) Mother’s Indigenous status
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in both WAACHS and Midwives’ Notification System (%) (c) Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in WAACHS only (%) (c) Non-Indigenous in both WAACHS and Midwives’ Notification System (%) (c)
Level of relative isolation—
 None 36.9 63.1 13.6 23.3
 Low 26.3 72.7 9.6 17.7
 Moderate 20.5 88.1 3.6 8.3
 High 9.2 96.1 1.8 2.1
 Extreme 7.1 98.6 0.8 0.6
Relative socio-economic disadvantage of place of residence—
 Bottom 5% 24.2 86.6 6.8 6.7
 5%-10% 12.7 79.9 7.5 12.6
 10%-25% 26.5 74.1 9.6 16.3
 25%-50% 26.9 71.5 8.7 19.9
 Top 50% 9.7 65.5 10.9 23.6
Marital status—
 Married/de facto 66.5 75.1 9.3 15.6
 Never married 31.6 79.8 6.7 13.5
 Separated/ divorced/ widowed 1.5 61.6 11.8 26.6
 Not stated 0.4 52.3 11.7 36.0
  1. (a) Estimates based on 3,820 WAACHS children whose primary carer was their mother and who were linked to their birth records.
  2. (b) Proportion of children in each category of interest, i.e. column percentages.
  3. (c) Proportion of children by mother’s Indigenous status, i.e. row percentages.