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National Disability Agreement: a(1)-Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termLabour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term428727
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
Description:Help on this termThe proportion of persons with disability aged 15-64 years who are in the labour force (employed and unemployed).
Rationale:Help on this termEmployment increases opportunity for a person to participate in a range of life areas, to contribute economically and to exercise individual choice. Income (and employment) is a predictor of health and wellbeing.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement (2011) Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
Outcome area:Help on this termPeople with disability achieve economic participation and social inclusion Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/07/2010

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term15 years old.
Population group age to:Help on this term64 years old.
Computation description:Help on this term

Number of persons with disability aged 15-64 years who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed) divided by number of persons with disability aged 15-64 years.

Computation:Help on this term

R/N x 100

where R = number of persons with disability aged 15-64 years who are in the labour force and N = number of persons with disability aged 15-64 years.

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of persons with disability aged 15-64 years who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed).
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Dwelling type' to be created. 'Dwelling type' to exclude Cared Accommodation.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Disability' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Denominator:Help on this termNumber of persons with disability aged 15-64 years.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Disability' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Dwelling' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Disaggregation:Help on this term

By state/territory

- Disability status (has profound or severe disability, other disability or restrictive long term health condition, total with disability, has no disability, total)

All with reported disability 15–64 years by state/territory

- Sex (male, female, persons)

- Age group (15–34, 35–44,45–54, 55–64, total 15–64)

- Remoteness Area (Major Cities, Inner Regional, Outer regional/remote, total)

- Country of birth (Australia, other English speaking countries, all English speaking countries, non-English speaking countries, total (including inadequately described))

- English proficiency (no detail provided)

- Sex by age group (15-34, 35-54, 55-64)

Note: No new data available for the following (not included in indicator descriptions or sources)

Indigenous people by state/territory

- Disability status (has profound or severe disability, other disability or restrictive long term health condition, total with disability, has no disability, total)

Indigenous people with disability by state/territory

- Sex (male, female, persons)

- Age group (15–24, 25–34, 35–44,45–54, 55–64, total 15–64)

- Remoteness Area (Major Cities, Inner Regional, Outer regional, total non-remote, Remote, Very remote, Total remote, total).

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Disability' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNN
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Remoteness' to be created. 
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'English proficiency' to be created
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termN[NN.N]

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Data Source Numerator:

(a.1): 2010 report: ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC),2003

2011 report: ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009

2012 report: Monthly Population Survey Disability Topic

(Indigenous): NATSISS, 2008.

Data Source Demominator:

(a.1): 2010 report: SDAC, 2003

2011 report: SDAC, 2009

2012 report: Monthly Population Survey Disability Topic

(Indigenous):NATSISS, 2008.

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics.
Benchmark:Help on this termRelated NDA benchmark - Performance benchmark (a) An increase in the proportion of people with

disability in employment.

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

ABS development of biennial MPS Disability Topic, due to start in 2011. This survey is intended to replace SDAC as the data source for the numerator and denominator.

The ABS has limited NPP funding available to add a Disability Topic to the MPS for the purpose of collecting data for the NDA performance indicators. Funding is available for two cycles of the survey, which are expected to be run in the first half of 2011 and 2013. This is a household survey. Data will be available six months after the survey; therefore data from the 2011 survey are expected to be ready for reporting in November (for the third CRC report), after being run in April each year.

As data from the planned Disability Topic would not be available until the third CRC report (data provided in November 2011, for reporting in March 2012), data from the SDAC will may be used for reporting in the interim.

Other issues caveats:Help on this term

Available disaggregation depends on sampling errors and other caveats.

SDAC does not collect labour force participation information for persons in cared accommodation. Data are available for private dwelling and non-cared accommodation special dwellings only.

2011 report

- 2009 SDAC is the latest available source for data about the labour force participation rate of people with disability.

- 2009 SDAC does not provide this data for the Indigenous population, therefore Indigenous data needs to be taken from a different source (e.g. NATSISS 2008).

- The NATSISS uses an abbreviated form of the Disability Module, which is less detailed than the SDAC.

- 'Not disabled' is a category in the 'Disability status' variable, so data comparable the disabled and non-disabled populations are available in the disaggregations listed above.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: a(1)-Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013

Supersedes National Disability Agreement: a-Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

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