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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 21a-Employment to population ratio, for the working age population (15-64 years) (Census Data), 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 21a-Employment to population ratio, for the working age population (15-64 years) (Census Data), 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term438695
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
Description:Help on this termProportion of the working aged population employed.
Rationale:Help on this termParticipation 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:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2012) Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous people of working age participate effectively in all sectors and at all levels of the labour market Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

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

Presentation: Number and percentage (per 100 population).

Rate ratios and rate differences are calculated for Indigenous:non-Indigenous.

Computation:Help on this term

Rate: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).

Rate ratio: Indigenous rate divided by non-Indigenous rate.

Rate difference: Indigenous rate minus non-Indigenous rate.

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of people aged 15–64 years employed.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census

Supplementary numerator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census

Supplementary numerator data source
Denominator:Help on this termTotal population of people aged 15–64 years
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census

Supplementary denominator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census

Supplementary denominator data source
Disaggregation:Help on this term

National and state/territory by Indigenous status.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Comments:Help on this term

NO NEW DATA FOR 2012 REPORTING.

Data sources for this indicator are:

  • Main data collection: NATSISS (Indigenous); NATSIHS (Indigenous); and SEW (non-Indigenous).
  • Supplementary data collection: Census.

The baseline report reported data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the main data collection, and data from the 2006 Census as the supplementary data collection. The next available data source will be the 2011-12 NATSIHS for the Indigenous population.

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.

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[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termSocioeconomic Factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
Frequency
Every 5 years
Data custodian

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term.

Annual data is not currently available for Indigenous persons.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census data), 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 21a-Employment to population ratio, for the working age population (15-64 years) (Census Data), 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 21b-Employment to population ratio, for the working age population (15-64 years) (Survey Data), 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

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