Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 12b-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (survey data), 2020|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019|
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:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2020) Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019|
|Outcome area:||Schooling promotes social inclusion and reduces the educational disadvantage of children, especially Indigenous children Indigenous, Endorsed 01/07/2016|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
|Population group age to:|
Presentation: Number and percentage.
Relative standard errors and 95% confidence intervals calculated for numbers and proportions.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).
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 is yet to be developed.
|Numerator data elements:|
(a) Total populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians) aged 20–24.
(b) Measure is yet to be developed.
|Denominator data elements:|
National, remoteness area: by Indigenous status.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for the 2020 NIRA Report (2018–19 reporting cycle) are 2018–19.
Data sources for this indicator are:
The 2017 NIRA Report includes 2014–15 NATSISS and 2014 SEW data.
The baseline report included data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and the 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the supplementary data collection. Persons 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.
SEW data: People whose level of study cannot be determined are assumed to have attained below Certificate level II and are therefore excluded from the numerator.
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' 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 2008; target year is 2020.
No data are available for reporting for Measure (b) for the 2020 report, 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.
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Socioeconomic Factors|
Data source attributes
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12a-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (Census data), 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12b-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (survey data), 2019 Indigenous, Archived 23/08/2019