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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2014

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), 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term525761
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
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 (2014) Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014
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
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2014 QS Indigenous, Archived 17/02/2016

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 employed people aged 15–64 years.

For b):

Number of unemployed people 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 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
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 2012-13 to match AATSIHS enumeration period.

Main non-Indigenous numerator data source.
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
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 2012-13 to match AATSIHS enumeration period.

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

For a) and c) Total population 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 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
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 2012-13 to match AATSIHS enumeration period.

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

Disaggregation: National and state/territory by remoteness area by Indigenous status.

For a) only:

National and state/territory, by remoteness area by Indigenous status, by type of employment (CDEP, non-CDEP, total).

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 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey averaged across 2012–13 to match AATSIHS 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 2012-13 to match AATSIHS enumeration period.
Comments:Help on this term

The most recent survey data for 2014 reporting is the ABS 2012-13 NATSIHS.

Data sources for this indicator are:

- NATSISS (Indigenous); NATSIHS component of the AATSIHS (Indigenous); and SEW (non-Indigenous).

- SEW data (non-Indigenous) averaged across 2012–13 to match 2012-13 AATSIHS enumeration period.

The baseline report presented data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the main data collection. The next available data source will be the 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. This may affect the comparability of results.

Prior to 2010, the SEW did not include the remoteness variable. Therefore, a non-Indigenous comparator for remoteness for the 2008 NATSISS is not reported.

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 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (AATSIHS), 2012-13
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).
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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), 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015

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