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Indigenous home ownership growing

Extract from, on Aug 6th, 2002.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) says the
Northern Territory's main centres are showing signs of growth in
indigenous home ownership rates.

Using 2001 census data, ATSIC has revealed 14 per cent of indigenous
Territory residents own their own house compared to a national average of
32 per cent.

But Jeff Dane from ATSIC has warned the Territory-wide figures are skewed
by the large number of people who live in communities where they cannot
own property.

"If you look specifically at the centres where you can own your own home,
that's basically Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Darwin,
especially in Darwin, the home ownership rates and numbers are growing
pretty substantially," he said.



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