National Disability Agreement: g-Labour force participation rate for carers aged 15-64 of people with disability, 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:Labour force participation rate for carers aged 15-64 of people with disability, 2012
METeOR identifier:467948
Registration status:Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
Description:

Labour force participation of carers.

Indicator set:National Disability Agreement (2012) Community Services (retired), Superseded 23/05/2013
Outcome area:Families 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:15 years.
Population group age to:64 years.
Computation description:

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.

Computation:

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.

Numerator:

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

Numerator data elements:
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:

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

Denominator data elements:
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:

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 disaggregation's 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)
  3. The following disaggregation's will also be presented:

The following disaggregation's will also be presented:

- main recipient of care age group

- relationship between carer and main recipient of care

Disaggregation data elements:
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:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:N[NN.N]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Employment and labour force participation

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:

SDAC 2009 for all data

Organisation responsible for providing data:Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Accountability:Shared (if shared, roles and responsibilities should be clearly delineated).
Benchmark:Not applicable.
Further data development / collection required:

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

Other issues caveats:

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 three 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.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG)

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by National Disability Agreement: g(1)-Proportion of carers (of people with disability) who are in the labour force, 2013 Disability, Standard 13/08/2015, Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013

Supersedes National Disability Agreement: g-Labour force participation rate for carers aged 15-64 of people with disability, 2011 Community Services (retired), Superseded 05/03/2012