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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12a-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (Census data), 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 12a-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (Census data), 2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term699464
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018
Description:Help on this term

The indicator has two measures:

(a)   Proportion of the 20–24 year old population having attained at least Year 12 or equivalent or an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate level II or above, by Indigenous status.

(b)   Year 12 certification, by Indigenous status.

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2019) Indigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018
Outcome area:Help on this termSchooling promotes social inclusion and reduces the educational disadvantage of children, especially Indigenous children Indigenous, Endorsed 01/07/2016
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12a-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (Census data), 2018; Quality Statement Indigenous, Endorsed 07/02/2018

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term

20 years

Population group age to:Help on this term

24 years

Computation description:Help on this term

Presentation: Number and percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).

Numerator:Help on this term

Measure a):

People aged 20–24 who have completed Year 12 or equivalent or whose level of highest non-school qualification is at AQF Certificate level II or above.

Measure b):

Measure is yet to be developed.

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

Person—age


Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—level of highest educational attainment


Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census.


Denominator:Help on this term

(a)   Census count of people aged 20–24.

(b)   Measure is yet to be developed.

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

Person—age


Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census.


Disaggregation:Help on this term

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

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

Person—Indigenous status


Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census.


Comments:Help on this term

The 2016 census data, except for remoteness data, were provided for the 2018 National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report. Remoteness data will be provided for the 2019 report (2017–18 reporting cycle).

Measure (a):

The most recent data available are from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census.

The baseline report included data, for Measure (a) only, from the ABS 2006 Census.

People whose level of study is determined to be certificate level but is not able to be further defined (that is, coded as Certificate nfd) are assumed to have attained below Certificate level II and are therefore excluded from the numerator. Certificate level II or above includes ‘Certificate I or II nfd’ but excludes ‘Certificate nfd’.

People who did not state if they had a non-school qualification (or whose level of education was inadequately described) and did not have Year 12 are excluded from the calculation (numerator and denominator). People who did not state their highest year of school and did not have a qualification at Certificate level II or above are also excluded.

The Indigenous undercount in the Census may introduce bias into the results for Indigenous disaggregation, which may affect comparability across states and territories.

Data disaggregated by remoteness area were reported for the first time for the 2014 report.

Baseline year for the Council of Australian Governments' Closing the Gap target (Halve the gap for Indigenous people aged 20–24 years in Year 12 attainment or equivalent attainment rates by 2020) is 2006; baseline year for this measure is 2006; target year is 2020.

Measure (b):

No data are available for reporting for measure (b) for the 2018 NIRA report (2016–17 reporting cycle), as this measure is yet to be developed.

The term ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’ is preferred when referring to the separate Indigenous peoples of Australia. However, the term ‘Indigenous’ is used interchangeably with ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’ in this indicator to assist readability.

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

NN[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termSocioeconomic Factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceCensus of Population and Housing
Frequency
Every 5 years

Accountability attributes

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12a-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (Census data), 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12b-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (survey data), 2019 Indigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018

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