On International Women’s Day 2016, these four infographics are designed to give you a snapshot of the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia.
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The Point
8 Mar 2016 - 6:19 PM  UPDATED 8 Mar 2016 - 7:02 PM

Through four key metrics - life expectancy, income, wages and employment - learn about how Indigenous women's lives compare to those of non-Indigenous men and women. 

1. Income

The income gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is largest for those who are employed full-time.

2. Wages

Figures show that the pay gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers has widened in recent years.

3. Employment

Employment participation is a key measure of the Close the Gap campaign, which pledges to halve the gap in employment outcomes by 2018.

4. Life expectancy

The life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people has closed slightly, but Indigenous women still die 9.5 years before their non-Indigenous counterparts.