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Indigenous Business in Australia

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Location of Indigenous Owner-Managers 2016

  • Northern Territory – 172
    • Darwin – 167
  • Western Australia – 400
    • Perth – 535
  • Queensand – 2035
    • Brisbane – 1122
  • South Australia – 171
    • Adelaide – 309
  • Victoria – 469
    • Melbourne – 823
  • Tasmania – 421
    • Hobart – 228
  • New South Wales – 2719
    • Sydney – 1830
  • Australia Capitial Territory – 421

Who are indigenous peoples?

There are an estimated 370 million indigenous peoples in some 90 countries around the world. Anthropologists estimate that indigenous peoples represent as many as 5,000 different cultures. Indigenous peoples are commonly the minority population in their respective countries but may also be the majority population in some countries.

Given the diversity of the world's indigenous peoples, there is no internationally accepted or agreed definition of the term 'indigenous' and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples instead affirmed that indigenous peoples themselves have the right to self-identify.

With gratitude, we acknowledge the contributions made by Mr Harold Thomas, designer of the Aboriginal flag, and the late Mr Bernard Namok, designer of the Torres Strait Islander flag.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Updated: 10 January 2019
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