National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 12b-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (survey data), 2020

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:PI 12b-Attainment of Year 12 or equivalent (survey data), 2020
METeOR identifier:718496
Registration status:Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019
Description:

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:

20 years

Population group age to:

24 years

Computation description:

Presentation: Number and percentage.

Relative standard errors and 95% confidence intervals calculated for numbers and proportions.

Computation:

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).

Numerator:

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:
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey.

Supplementary Indigenous numerator data source in between Census years.


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 2018 SEW.

Supplementary non-Indigenous numerator data source in between Census years.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—level of highest educational attainment


Data Source
ABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey.

Supplementary Indigenous numerator data source in between Census years.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—level of highest educational attainment


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

Data source type: Survey.

Based on 2018 SEW.

Supplementary non-Indigenous numerator data source in between Census years.


Denominator:

(a) Total populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians) aged 20–24.

(b) Measure is yet to be developed.

Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


Data Source
ABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey.

Based on 2018 SEW.

Supplementary Indigenous denominator data source in between Census years.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—age


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

Data source type: Survey.

Supplementary non-Indigenous denominator data source in between Census years.


Disaggregation:

National, remoteness area: by Indigenous status.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element

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


Data Source
ABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
Guide for use

Data source type: Survey.


Data Element / Data SetData Element

Person—area of usual residence, collection district (CD) (ASGS 2011)


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

Data source type: Survey.

Based on 2018 SEW.


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 2018 SEW.


Comments:

Most recent data available for the 2020 NIRA Report (2018–19 reporting cycle) are 2018–19.

Measure (a):

Data sources for this indicator are:

  • NATSIHS (Indigenous);
  • SEW (non-Indigenous).

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.

Measure (b):

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.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:

NN[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Socioeconomic Factors

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceABS 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
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:

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group

Relational attributes

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