National Disability Agreement: a(3)-Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2011
METeOR identifier:446244
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
Description:The proportion of persons with disability aged 15-64 years who are in the labour force, who are unemployed.
Rationale:Employment 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Indicator set:National Disability Agreement (2011) Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012
Outcome area:People 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:15 years old.
Population group age to:64 years old.
Computation description:

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

Computation:

R/N x 100

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

Numerator:Number of persons with disability aged 15-64 years who are in the unemployed.
Numerator data elements:
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:Number of persons with disability aged 15-64 years who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed).
Denominator data elements:
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 '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:This data is available at the national level only and further disaggregations are unlikely to be available.
Disaggregation data elements:
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
Comments:

Indicator (a.3)

Unemployment by disability status.

This data is available at the national level only and further disaggregations are unlikely to be available.

Representational attributes

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

Data source attributes

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:

Data Source Numerator:

(a.3): ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009

(Indigenous): NATSISS, 2008.

Data Source Demominator:

(a.3): SDAC, 2009

(Indigenous): NATSISS, 2008.

Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Benchmark:Related NDA benchmark - Performance benchmark (a) An increase in the proportion of people with

disability in employment.

Further data development / collection required:

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:

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:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: a(3)-Labour force participation rate for people with disability aged 15-64 years, 2012 Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013