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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey 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 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2019
METeOR identifier:Help on this term699473
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 for 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 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey 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 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.

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

(c) Number of people aged 15–64 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.

For (b) Total number of people in the labour force aged 15–64.

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 2016)


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

No new data are available for this indicator.

The most recent data available were for the 2017 National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report (2015–16 reporting cycle) and are for 2014–15.

The most recent survey data for this indicator are:

  • Indigenous: NATSISS 2014–15.
  • Non-Indigenous: SEW 2014.

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

The 2014 NIRA Report presented data from the NATSIHS component of the 2012–13 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (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 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 indicator is 2008; target year is 2018.

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 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

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

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

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