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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census 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 14a-Level of workforce participation (2011 Census data), 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term525776
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 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census 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 population).

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 rate minus non-Indigenous rate.

Numerator:Help on this term

For 5-yearly reporting:

For 1a):

Number of employed people aged 15–64 years excluding those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

For 1b):

Number of unemployed people aged 15–64 years excluding those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

For 1c):

Number of people aged 15–64 years in the labour force excluding those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

 

For comparison with survey data:

For 1a):

Number of employed people aged 15–64 years excluding those living in non-private dwellings, members of the permanent defence forces, members of foreign representation, and whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

For 1b):

Number of unemployed people aged 15–64 years excluding those living in non-private dwellings, members of the permanent defence forces, members of foreign representation, and whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

For 1c):

Number of people aged 15–64 years in the labour force excluding those living in non-private dwellings, members of the permanent defence forces, members of foreign representation, those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census

Supplementary numerator data source


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

Supplementary numerator data source


Denominator:Help on this term

For 5 yearly reporting:

For 1a):

Total population aged 15–64 years excluding those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

For 1b):

Total number of people in the labour force aged 15–64 years whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

For 1c):

Total number of people aged 15–64 years excluding those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

 

For comparison with survey data:

For 1a):

Total population aged 15–64 years excluding those living in non-private dwellings, members of the permanent defence forces, members of foreign representation, those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

For 1b):

Total number of people in the labour force aged 15–64 years excluding those living in non-private dwellings, members of the permanent defence forces, members of foreign representation, those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

For 1c):

Total number of people aged 15–64 years excluding those living in non-private dwellings, members of the permanent defence forces, members of foreign representation, those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated and overseas and temporary visitors.

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

Supplementary denominator data source
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

Supplementary denominator data source
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
ABS 2011 Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census

Supplementary denominator data source
Disaggregation:Help on this term

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

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
Comments:Help on this term

The most recent data for 2014 reporting is 2011 Census.

Data sources for this measure are:

  • Census.

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

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

Two Census data specifications are provided. The second specification is designed to allow for comparisons to be made with survey data. The survey data, unlike the census data, excludes people living in non-private dwellings, members of the permanent defence forces and members of foreign representation.

Data disaggregated by remoteness area were not available for reporting during the 2013 reporting cycle.

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 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: Long-term.

Annual data is not currently available for Indigenous persons.

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 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census data), 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

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

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014

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