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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term484372
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 13/12/2013
Description:Help on this term

There are three measures for this indicator:

a) Employment to population ratio.

b) Unemployment rate.

c) Labour force participation rate.

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 (2013) Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013
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 persons).

Relative standard errors and 95% confidence intervals are calculated for proportions.

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 minus non-Indigenous rate.

Numerator:Help on this term

For a):

Number of people aged 15–64 years employed.

For b):

Number of people unemployed aged 15–64 years.

For c):

Number of people aged 15–64 years in the labour force.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
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 averaged across 2008-09 to match NATSISS enumeration period.

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 averaged across 2008-09 to match NATSISS enumeration period.

Main non-Indigenous numerator data source.
Denominator:Help on this term

For a) and c) Total population of people aged 15–64 years

For b) Total number of people in the labour force aged 15–64 years

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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 averaged across 2008-09 to match NATSISS enumeration period.

Main non-Indigenous denominator data source.
Disaggregation:Help on this term

Disaggregation: National and state/territory by remoteness area 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 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 2009) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey averaged across 2008–09 to match NATSISS enumeration period.
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey averaged across 2008-09 to match NATSISS enumeration period.
Comments:Help on this term

The most recent data for 2013 reporting is the ABS 2011 Census.

No new survey data are available for 2013 reporting.

Data sources for this indicator are:

- NATSISS (Indigenous); NATSIHS (Indigenous); and SEW (non-Indigenous).

- SEW data (non-Indigenous) averaged across 2008–09 to match 2008 NATSISS enumeration period.

The baseline report reported data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the main data collection. The next available data source will be the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey (2012-13 AATSIHS 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: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 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:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

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See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census data), 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014

Supersedes 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

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 22b-Unemployment rate (Survey Data), 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 23b-Labour force participation rate (Survey Data), 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

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