This study was undertaken by Matthew Stevens and Martin Young, Charles Darwin University. It investigates factors that correlate with gambling-related problems among the Indigenous population.
The report conducts a literature review on gambling and Indigenous people, examines the extent to which gambling problems are related to the experience of negative life events (stresses), and identifies the independent correlates of reported gambling problems among the Indigenous population of Australia by jurisdiction and remoteness.
The significant correlates for the Indigenous population fall under the domains of regional, demographic socioeconomic, social networks, social and community safety and health. In relation to the general Australian population, socio-economic variables were more important in the analyses with the variables of income, educational attainment and tenure type (home ownership) all having independent association with reported gambling problems.