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National Disability Agreement: g(3)-Proportion of carers (of people with disability) in the labour force who are unemployed, 2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termProportion of carers (of people with disability) in the labour force who are unemployed, 2013
METeOR identifier:Help on this term519098
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
Description:Help on this term

Proportion of carers (of people with disability) aged 15–64 years in the labour force who are unemployed.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement (2013) Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013
Outcome area:Help on this termFamilies and carers are well supported Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Disability Agreement: PI g-Proportion of carers of people with disability participating in the labour force, 2013 QS Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 23/05/2013

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

Number of carers aged 15-64 years (carers of people aged 0-64 years with disability) who are unemployed divided by the number of carers aged 15-64 years (carers of people aged 0-64 years with disability) who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed) and is expressed as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

R/N x 100 where

R = number of carers aged 15–64 years (carers of people aged 0–64 years with disability) who are unemployed and

N = number of carers aged 15-64 years (carers of people aged 0-64 years with disability) who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed).

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of carers aged 15–64 years (carers of people aged 0–64 years with disability) who are unemployed.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
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
Carer status (2003 definition)
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Carer status (2009 definition)
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Cared accommodation identifier
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Denominator:Help on this term

Number of carers aged 15-64 years (carers of people aged 0-64 years with disability) who are in the labour force (employed or unemployed).

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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
Carer status (2003 definition)
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Carer status (2009 definition)
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
Cared accommodation identifier
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Disaggregation:Help on this term

For each of the following carer status groups:

  • Primary carer (2009 definition for reporting)
  • Primary carer (2003 definition for time series)
  • All carers
  • Non-carers

2009 data will be presented by State/Territory, by:

  • Carer sex by carer age group (15-44, 45-64, total 15-64 years)
  • Carer remoteness area (major cities, other, total).

2009 data will be presented Nationally, by:

  • Carer remoteness area (major cities, inner regional, outer regional, remote, total)
  • Carer country of birth (Australia, other, total).

For Primary carers:

2009 data (using 2009 definition for reporting) will be presented by State/Territory, by:

  • main recipient of care age group (0-14, 15-44, 45-64, total 0-64 years).

For each of the following carer status groups:

  • Primary carer
  • All carers
  • Non-carers

2003 data will be presented by State/Territory, by:

  • Carer sex by carer age group (15-44, 45-64, total 15-64 years)
  • Carer remoteness area (major cities, other, total).
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
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 SetPerson—geographic remoteness, classification (ASGC-RA) N
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetPerson—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNN
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Carer status (2003 definition)
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Carer status (2009 definition)
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Main recipient of care - age group
Data Source
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC), 2009
Comments:Help on this term

ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) 2003 used for time series.

Data disaggregation will depend on reliability of estimates.

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[NN.N]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEmployment and labour force participation

Data source attributes

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics


Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term

Annually to COAG.

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

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

Other issues caveats:Help on this term

Indicator (g) is based on indicator (g) in the previous NDA. Two additional measures are included in this report following consultation (measures g(2)-g(3)). Data are not available for the third additional measure (measure g(4)).

2009 and 2003 data have been backcast to baseline for this measure.

Source and reference attributes

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