Torres Strait Islanders Case Study

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Along with lower socioeconomic and environmental factors of Torres Strait Islanders contributing to the weight problems. ABS 2011 data shows LGA median family income in TI is $1,736 compare to NSW median family income of $1,477; however majority of LGA family weekly income falls under $600-$999 with LGA average of 3.4 persons per household in contrast to NSW average of 2.6 persons per household, moreover data from Thursday Island (Police) Station Profile (2015) showed most populations employed by the various government agencies are identified as Caucasians or non-Indigenous. In other words Torres Strait Islander population in TI in comparison to non-Indigenous are living at lower SEIFA quintile with lower household income and more overcrowded
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