National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 27b-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (Survey data), 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 27b-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (Survey data), 2012|
|Description:||Proportion of people aged 20–64 years with or working towards post school qualifications in Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate level III or above by Indigenous status.|
|Rationale:||Post secondary education leads to better employment prospects and for Indigenous persons will help to achieve the target to halve the gap in employment outcomes within a decade.|
|Indicator set:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2012)|
Indigenous, Superseded 13/06/2013
|Outcome area:||The Indigenous workforce age population has the depth and breadth of skills and capabilities required for the 21st century labour market|
Indigenous, Standard 21/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:||20 years|
|Population group age to:||64 years|
Presentation: Number and percentage (per 100 persons).
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for proportions.
|Computation:||100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).|
|Numerator:||People aged 20–64 years who have attained post school qualifications in AQF Certificate level III or above, or are currently studying a non-school qualification.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total population of people aged 20–64 years.|
|Denominator data elements:|
National and state/territory by Indigenous status, by:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
NO NEW DATA FOR 2012 REPORTING.
Data sources for this indicator are:
The baseline report reported data from the 2006 Census as the main data collection and data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the supplementary data collection. The next available data source will be the 2011-12 NATSIHS for the Indigenous population.
For persons 'with' a non-school qualification:
For persons 'working towards' a non-school qualification:
At this stage, The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) advises that information is only available on qualification levels for those who have completed studies (not those who are currently studying). Therefore, the ABS recommended restricting the definition for baseline reporting accordingly to those who have completed Certificate Level III or above, and those currently studying a non-school qualification.
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 2006; 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:|
Data is required on the level of qualification for those currently studying (working towards a qualification).
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is exploring options for collecting level and field of current study in future household surveys, commencing with the General Social Survey (GSS) 2010.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15b-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (survey data), 2013
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 27a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2012
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