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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b—Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2017

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), 2017
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645414
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 06/06/2017
Description:Help on this term

There are three measures for this indicator:

(a) Employment to population ratio, by Indigenous status.

(b) Unemployment rate, by Indigenous status.

(c) Labour force participation rate, by Indigenous status.

Rationale:Help on this term

Participation 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 (2017) Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017
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), 2015-16; Quality Statement Indigenous, Archived 07/02/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

15 years

Population group age to:Help on this term

64 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 comparisons between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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

(a) Number of employed people aged 15–64 years.

(b) Number of unemployed people aged 15–64 years.

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

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—labour force status


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main Indigenous numerator data source.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—labour force status


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Based on 2014 SEW.

Main non-Indigenous numerator data source.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main Indigenous numerator data source.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Based on 2014 SEW.

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 SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Main Indigenous denominator data source


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Based on 2014 SEW.

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 SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) (ASGS 2011)


Data Source
ABS 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

 


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) (ASGS 2011)


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
ABS Survey of Education and Work (SEW)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey

Based on 2014 SEW.


Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2017 report (2015–16 reporting cycle) are for 2014-15.

The most recent survey data for this indicator are:

  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) 2014–15 (Indigenous) and
  • SEW (non-Indigenous): SEW data (non-Indigenous) 2014.

The baseline report presented data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the main data collection.

The 2014 report presented data from the NATSIHS component of the 2012–13 AATSIHS and the 2012 SEW.  

Prior to 2010, the SEW did not include people living in very remote areas. From 2010 onwards, the SEW includes people living in very remote areas except discrete Indigenous communities.

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 between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians 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 term

N[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termSocioeconomic Factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS 2014-15 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 term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

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

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018

Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b—Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

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