National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2014|
There are three measures for this indicator:
a) Employment to population ratio.
b) Unemployment rate.
c) Labour force participation rate.
|Rationale:||Participation in employment has important consequences for living standards, social and emotional wellbeing and participation in the community. This is a key measure of the target to halve the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a decade.|
|Indicator set:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2014)|
Indigenous, Superseded 24/11/2014
|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
|Quality statement:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2014 QS Indigenous, Superseded 17/02/2016|
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 minus non-Indigenous rate.
Number of employed people aged 15–64 years.
Number of unemployed people aged 15–64 years.
Number of people aged 15–64 years in the labour force.
|Numerator data elements:|
For a) and c) Total population aged 15–64 years
For b) Total number of people in the labour force aged 15–64 years
|Denominator data elements:|
Disaggregation: National and state/territory by remoteness area by Indigenous status.
For a) only:
National and state/territory, by remoteness area by Indigenous status, by type of employment (CDEP, non-CDEP, total).
|Disaggregation data elements:|
The most recent survey data for 2014 reporting is the ABS 2012-13 NATSIHS.
Data sources for this indicator are:
- NATSISS (Indigenous); NATSIHS component of the AATSIHS (Indigenous); and SEW (non-Indigenous).
- SEW data (non-Indigenous) averaged across 2012–13 to match 2012-13 AATSIHS enumeration period.
The baseline report presented data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the main data collection. The next available data source will be the 2012-13 AATSIHS 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. This may affect the comparability of results.
Prior to 2010, the SEW did not include the remoteness variable. Therefore, a non-Indigenous comparator for remoteness for the 2008 NATSISS is not reported.
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
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Every 6 years
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:|
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census data), 2014
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2013
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2015
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