Strengths and Problems in Indigenous Children’s Communities
In 2012 (Wave 5) of Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) primary carers were asked about their level of satisfaction with various aspects of their lives including the neighbourhood in which they lived and feeling part of their community. The majority of primary carers were satisfied, with average scores of 8.1 and 7.6 out of 10 respectively. Nearly 55 per cent rated their satisfaction with their neighbourhood as nine or ten and just over 46 per cent rated their satisfaction with feeling part of the community as a nine or ten.
In 2013 (Wave 6) primary carers were re-asked whether they thought their communities were safe, had places for children to play and were good for young children. Wave 6 responses are similar to those in previous waves.