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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2014

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (Census data), 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term525738
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
Description:Help on this termProportion of people aged 20–64 years with, or working towards, post-school qualifications in Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate level III or above by Indigenous status.
Rationale:Help on this termPost-secondary education leads to better employment prospects and for Indigenous persons will help to achieve the target to halve the gap in employment outcomes within a decade.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2014) Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
Outcome area:Help on this termThe Indigenous workforce age population has the depth and breadth of skills and capabilities required for the 21st century labour market Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2014 QS Indigenous, Archived 17/02/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term20 years
Population group age to:Help on this term64 years
Computation description:Help on this term

Presentation: Number and percentage (per 100 persons).

Computation:Help on this term100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).
Numerator:Help on this termPeople aged 20–64 years who have attained post-school qualifications in AQF Certificate level III or above, or are currently studying a non-school qualification.
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Data Element / Data SetPerson—student/employment training indicator, code N
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Data Element / Data SetPerson—level of highest educational attainment, code NN
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Level of current study
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Denominator:Help on this termTotal population (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) aged 20–64 years.
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Disaggregation:Help on this term

National and state/territory by Indigenous status by remoteness area, by:

  • completed study/currently studying.
  • level of study (completed study only).
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Level of current study.
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Level of completed study.
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use
Data source type: Census
Comments:Help on this term

2011 Census data were provided for 2013 reporting but was not available by disaggregated remoteness. 2011 Census data is resupplied in this reporting cycle disaggregated by remoteness.

Data sources for this measure are:

  • Census

The baseline report reported data from the 2006 Census as the main data collection.

For persons 'with' a non-school qualification:

  • People whose level of education was inadequately described are excluded from the calculation (numerator and denominator).
  • The Census measure excludes people whose highest year of schooling or non-school qualification is not stated or inadequately described if they fail to meet the indicator criteria for either variable.

For persons 'working towards' a non-school qualification:

  • Level of qualification is not available for people 'working towards' post-school qualifications. Therefore, people working towards any non-school qualification are included in the calculations for this indicator. 

Total population excludes people whose highest level of schooling and/or level of non-schooling qualification was not stated.

At this stage, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) advises that information is only available on qualification levels for those who have completed studies (not those who are currently studying). Therefore, the ABS recommended restricting the definition for baseline reporting accordingly to those who have completed Certificate Level III or above, and those currently studying a non-school qualification.

Baseline year for NIRA target (Halve the gap in employment outcomes within a decade) is 2008; baseline year for this measure is 2006.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termSocioeconomic Factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Frequency
Every 5 years.
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: Interim.

Data are required on the level of qualification for those currently studying (working towards a qualification).

The ABS have collected level and field of current study in the 2012-13 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey. These data are also available in the annual ABS Survey of Education and Work.

Source and reference attributes

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

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above, (Census data) 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15b-Proportion of Indigenous 20-64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (survey data), 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014

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