A recent Menzies School of Health Research study analysed the school attendance records of about 6,500 children born in the Northern Territory between 1994 and 2004. It found that two-thirds (66%) of the Indigenous students in the sample attended school less than 80% of the school days over their school career. In contrast, just 5% of non-Indigenous students fell below the touchstone 80% attendance level.

How crowded homes can lead to empty schools in the bush

A recent Menzies School of Health Research study analysed the school attendance records of about 6,500 children born in the Northern Territory between 1994 and 2004. It found that two-thirds (66%) of the Indigenous students in the sample attended school less than 80% of the school days over their school career. In contrast, just 5% of non-Indigenous students fell below the touchstone 80% attendance level.

How crowded homes can lead to empty schools in the bush

A typical cow in the European Union receives a government subsidy of $2.20 a day. The cow earns more than 1.2 billion of the world’s poorest people. 

Farm subsidies gone wild: Cows in Europe earn more per day than 1.2 billion poor people

Fully three-quarters (75 percent) of whites have entirely white social networks without any minority presence.

Self-segregation: Why it’s so hard for whites to understand Ferguson

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were far less likely than non-Indigenous people to have completed Year 12 or higher qualifications (35.9% compared with 67.3%). 

Exploring the gap in labour market outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The growth of incarceration rates among black men in recent decades combined with the sharp drop in black employment rates during the Great Recession have left most black men in a position relative to white men that is really no better than the position they occupied only a few years after the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

Neal, D. & Rick, A. (2014). Prison boom and the lack of black progress after Smith and Welsh. NBER Working Paper 20283.

83% of people in tech jobs at Google are men and about 94% are White or Asian. In senior management positions, 79% are men and about 95% are White or Asian.
Google Diversity

83% of people in tech jobs at Google are men and about 94% are White or Asian. In senior management positions, 79% are men and about 95% are White or Asian.

Google Diversity

Who gets to graduate?
By their fourteenth birthday, African American children whose fathers do not have a high school diploma are more likely than not to see their fathers incarcerated.
Ten economic facts about crime and incarceration in the United States
By their fourteenth birthday, African American children whose fathers do not have a high school diploma are more likely than not to see their fathers incarcerated.

Ten economic facts about crime and incarceration in the United States


In 2012, the incarceration rate in the United States—which includes inmates in the custody of local jails, state or federal prisons, and privately operated facilities—was 710 per 100,000 U.S. residents (Glaze and Herberman 2013). This puts the U.S. incarceration rate at more than five times the typical global rate of 130, and more than twice the incarceration rate of 90 percent of the world’s countries (Walmsley 2013).

Ten economic facts about crime and incarceration in the United States

In 2012, the incarceration rate in the United States—which includes inmates in the custody of local jails, state or federal prisons, and privately operated facilities—was 710 per 100,000 U.S. residents (Glaze and Herberman 2013). This puts the U.S. incarceration rate at more than five times the typical global rate of 130, and more than twice the incarceration rate of 90 percent of the world’s countries (Walmsley 2013).

Ten economic facts about crime and incarceration in the United States


In 2008, the latest year for which data are available, the victimization rate for all personal crimes among individuals with family incomes of less than $15,000 was over three times the rate of those with family incomes of $75,000 or more.

Ten economic facts about crime and incarceration in the United States

In 2008, the latest year for which data are available, the victimization rate for all personal crimes among individuals with family incomes of less than $15,000 was over three times the rate of those with family incomes of $75,000 or more.

Ten economic facts about crime and incarceration in the United States

Atkinson, A. & Morelli, S. (2014). Chartbook of economic inequality.

Atkinson, A. & Morelli, S. (2014). Chartbook of economic inequality.

“The 2002 ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey found that one-quarter of Australia’s Indigenous population (aged 15 years and older) had been victims of physical or threatened violence in the twelve months preceding the survey. This was double the corresponding victimisation rate for non-Indigenous Australians and double the rate reported for Indigenous Australians back in 1994.”
Weatherburn, D. (2014). Arresting incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous imprisonment.
“In 1988, the (crude) Indigenous imprisonment rate stood at 1233.9 per 100,000 people. By 2012, the rate had risen to 2273.4 per 100,000 people, an increase of 84 per cent.”
Weatherburn, D. (2014). Arresting incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous imprisonment.