Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Aboriginal dot painting


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make up 3% of the total Australian population, with the greatest proportion living in New South Wales (33%) and Queensland (28%). The Blood-borne viral and sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: Annual Surveillance Report provides information on the occurrence of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. This report has the ability to both stimulate and support discussion around the ways in which transmission risks, as well as the personal and social consequences of these infections, can be minimised for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the future.


You can explore the latest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander data in the interactive graphs below.

These tables are interactive, allowing you to filter and present the data in detail.

  • Sort the data via the categories listed to the left of the graph. To filter the data by category, check the box next to the category.
  • For more detail within each category, click on the small arrow to the left of the box, to reveal a drop-down of specific indicators.
  • Hover the mouse along the table below each year, to reveal a breakdown of the data for that year.
  • You can select the visualisation by clicking on the number between the arrows in the grey “Microsoft Power BI” bar, which is located below the graphs and table.
  • These charts are best viewed in full screen mode by clicking the outward facing arrows to the bottom-right of the charts.

Note: Time trends in diagnoses of specific infections by jurisdiction were included in this report if information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status was available for at least 50% of diagnoses of the infection in every one of the past five years of the reporting period. Further details on the specific jurisdictions included for each infection can be found in the completeness chart of the interactive charts as well as in the summary report.

Interactive charts & tables

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