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National Disability Agreement: g-Labour force participation rate for carers aged 15-64 of people with disability, 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 carers aged 15-64 of people with disability, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term428755
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
Description:Help on this term

Labour force participation of carers.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement (2011) Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
Outcome area:Help on this termFamilies and carers are well supported 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.
Population group age to:Help on this term64 years.
Computation description:Help on this term

Number of carers aged 15–64 years (carers of persons with disability) who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed) divided by total number of carers (carers of persons with disability) aged 15–64 years, expressed as a percentage

R/N x 100

Where R = number of carers aged 15–64 years (carers of persons with disability) who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed) and N = total number of carers (carers of persons with disability) aged 15–64 years.

 

Computation:Help on this term

∑r i / ∑n i

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of carers aged 15–64 years (carers of persons with disability) who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed).

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Carer status (2003 definition)' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Carer status (2009 definition)' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Denominator:Help on this term

Total number of carers (carers of persons with disability) aged 15–64 years.

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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 'Carer status (2003 definition)' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data item 'Carer status (2009 definition)' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Disaggregation:Help on this term

For each of the following carer status groups:

1. Primary carer (2009 definition for reporting)

2. Primary carer (2003 definition for time series)

3. Non-primary carer (2009 definition for reporting)

4. Non-primary carer (2003 definition for time series)

5. All carers

6. Non-carers

The following disaggregations will be presented:

By state/ territory:

-Carer sex (male, female, persons)

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

-Carer Remoteness Area (Major Cities, Inner Regional, other, total)

-Carer proficiency in English

-Carer sex by carer age group (15-44, 45-64, total 15-64) where possible

For the following carer status groups:

1. Primary carer (using 2009 definition for reporting)

2. Primary carer (using 2003 definition for time series)

The following disaggregations will also be presented:

- main recipient of care age group

- relationship between carer and main recipient of care

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 SetPerson—sex, 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 'Remoteness' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Proficiency in English' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Carer status (2003 definition)' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data element 'Carer status (2009 definition)' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data item 'Main recipient of care - age group' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Data item 'Main recipient of care - relationship to' to be created.
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termRatio
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson

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

COAG – annually

Review of Government services provision – annually.
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics.
Accountability:Help on this termShared (if shared, roles and responsibilities should be clearly delineated).
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

More frequent reporting on this indicator at population level will require increased frequency of ABS SDAC or the development of new special purpose survey or data collection. There is no current plan.

Development of carer data in existing administrative collections, including the CSTDA NMDS (carer data items are an identified redevelopment priority).

Other issues caveats:Help on this term

Available disaggregation depends on sampling errors and other caveats.

The age of the care recipient will be limited to 0 to 64 years.

SDAC 2009 is the latest available source for data about the labour force participation rate of carers. SDAC data are collected every six years.

It is assumed that Indigenous status is that of the carer, not care recipient. Indigenous status is not available from SDAC 2003 data, and due to small sample sizes may not be usable from SDAC 2009. It may be possible to produce data on labour force participation of self-identified Indigenous carers from the Census but this would be a different population to Indigenous carers that would be captured through the SDAC. The NATSISS did not collect carer information so it would not be possible to produce data for carers of Indigenous persons with disability people at this time.

Primary carer (using 2003 definition) and non-primary carer (using 2003 definition data are provided for comparison with previously provided data from SDAC 2003.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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

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

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