National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 22b-Unemployment rate (Survey Data), 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:PI 22b-Unemployment rate (Survey Data), 2012
METeOR identifier:438709
Registration status:Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
Description:Proportion of the labour force who are unemployed, aged 15 to 64 years.
Rationale:Widely used measure of potentially underutilised labour resources in the economy. People who are unemployed for long periods may experience greater financial hardship and may have more difficulties in finding employment because of the loss of relevant skills and employers’ perceptions of their employability.
Indicator set:National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2012) Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
Outcome area:Indigenous 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:15 years
Population group age to:64 years
Computation description:

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.

Computation:

Rate: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).

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

Rate difference: Indigenous rate minus non-Indigenous rate.

Numerator:Number of people unemployed aged 15 to 64 years
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main Indigenous numerator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main non-Indigenous numerator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main Indigenous numerator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main non-Indigenous numerator data source
Denominator:Total number of people in the labour force aged 15 to 64 years
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main Indigenous denominator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main non-Indigenous denominator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main Indigenous denominator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main non-Indigenous denominator data source
Disaggregation:

National and state/territory by Indigenous status.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2008) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Comments:

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.

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. Whilst a reduced scope, this may still affect the comparability of results.

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.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Socioeconomic Factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceABS 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Frequency
Every 6 years.
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Further data development / collection required:

Specification: Long-term.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 22a-Unemployment rate (Census Data), 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 22b-Unemployment rate (Survey Data), 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012