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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14a-Level of workforce participation (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 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census data), 2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term699471
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018
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 Closing the Gap target 'Halve the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a decade (by 2018).

Indicator set:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2019) Indigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018
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), 2018; Quality Statement Indigenous, Endorsed 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 population).

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 rate minus non-Indigenous rate.

Numerator:Help on this term

For 5-yearly reporting:

Measure (a):

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

Measure (b):

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

Measure (c):

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

For comparison with survey data:

Measure (a):

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

Measure (b):

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

Measure (c):

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

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—labour force status, code N
Data Source
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
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:

Measure (a):

Census counts of people aged 15–64 excluding those that were overseas, temporary visitors and those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated.

Measure (b):

Census counts of people in the labour force aged 15–64 excluding those that were overseas, temporary visitors and those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated.

Measure (c):

Census counts of people aged 15–64 excluding those that were overseas, temporary visitors and those whose Indigenous status and labour force status were not stated.

For comparison with survey data:

Measure (a):

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

Measure (b):

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

Measure (c):

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

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

Person—Census counts of population of Australia


Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census.

Supplementary denominator data source.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census.

Supplementary denominator data source.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—labour force status


Data Source
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 SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 1 (SA1) (ASGS 2016)


Data Source
Census of Population and Housing
Guide for use

Data source type: Census.


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 NIRA report. Remoteness data will be provided for the 2019 NIRA report (2017–18 reporting cycle).

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

Baseline year for the Council of Australian Governments' NIRA target (Halve the gap in employment outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians 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 representations.

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

N[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

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Annual data are not currently available for Indigenous persons.

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 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census data), 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2019 Indigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018

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