Experiences of racism

Although data regarding the prevalence of racism in Australia is scarce, the community wellbeing survey conducted by RDA–NR and NRSDC in 2013 provides an insight into experiences of racial discrimination in our region. The survey identified that 64.9% of respondents had witnessed racism at some stage whilst a smaller proportion (31.8%) had experienced racism. The survey also identified that 50% of Indigenous respondents to the survey and 21.9% of people with a disability had experienced racism whilst living in the region.