Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 22b-Unemployment rate (Survey Data), 2012|
|Description:||Proportion of the labour force who are unemployed, aged 15 to 64 years.|
|Rationale:||Widely used measure of potentially underutilised labour resources in the economy. People who are unemployed for long periods may experience greater financial hardship and may have more difficulties in finding employment because of the loss of relevant skills and employers’ perceptions of their employability.|
|Indicator set:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2012)|
Indigenous, Superseded 13/06/2013
|Outcome area:||Indigenous people of working age participate effectively in all sectors and at all levels of the labour market|
Indigenous, Standard 21/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||15 years|
|Population group age to:||64 years|
Presentation: Number and percentage (per 100 persons).
Relative standard errors and 95% confidence intervals are calculated for proportions.
Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for Indigenous: non-Indigenous.
Rate: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).
Rate ratio: Indigenous rate divided by non-Indigenous rate.
Rate difference: Indigenous rate minus non-Indigenous rate.
|Numerator:||Number of people unemployed aged 15 to 64 years|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total number of people in the labour force aged 15 to 64 years|
|Denominator data elements:|
National and state/territory by Indigenous status.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
NO NEW DATA FOR 2012 REPORTING.
Data sources for this indicator are:
-Main data collection: NATSISS (Indigenous); NATSIHS (Indigenous); and SEW (non-Indigenous)
-Supplementary data collection: Census.
The baseline report reported data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the main data collection, and data from the 2006 Census as the supplementary data collection. The next available data source will be the 2011-12 NATSIHS for the Indigenous population.
Prior to 2010, the Survey of Work and Education (SEW) did not include people living in very remote areas. From 2010 onwards, the SEW does not include people living in Indigenous communities in very remote areas. Whilst a reduced scope, this may still affect the comparability of results.
The size of the standard errors mean that SEW data may not be adequate for measuring change over time.
Baseline year for NIRA target (Halve the gap in employment outcomes within a decade) is 2008; baseline year for this indicator is 2008; target year is 2018.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Socioeconomic Factors|
Data source attributes
Every 6 years.
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 22b-Unemployment rate (Survey Data), 2011
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2013
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 22a-Unemployment rate (Census Data), 2012