National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (Census data), 2015|
|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 (2015)|
Indigenous, Superseded 18/11/2015
|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).
|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 at any level.|
|Numerator data elements:|
|Denominator:||Total population (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) aged 20–64 years.|
|Denominator data elements:|
National and state/territory by Indigenous status by remoteness area, by:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
2011 Census data were provided for 2013 reporting but was not available disaggregated by remoteness. 2011 Census data resupplied for the 2014 reporting disaggregated by remoteness.
Data sources for this measure are:
The baseline report reported data from the 2006 Census as the main data collection.
For persons 'with' a non-school qualification:
For persons 'working towards' a non-school qualification:
Total population excludes people whose level of non-schooling qualification or attendance status was not stated.
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.
Baseline year for NIRA target (Halve the gap in employment outcomes within a decade) is 2008; baseline year for this measure is 2006.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Socioeconomic Factors|
Data source attributes
Every 5 years.
Australian Bureau of Statistics.
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Data are required on the level of qualification for those currently studying (working towards a qualification).
The ABS have collected level and field of current study in the 2012-13 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. These data are also available in the annual ABS Survey of Education and Work.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2014
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15a—Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2016
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