Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2020|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019|
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.
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:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2020) Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019|
|Outcome area:||Indigenous people of working age participate effectively in all sectors and at all levels of the labour market Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
|Population group age from:|
|Population group age to:|
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.
Rate: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).
Rate ratio: Indigenous rate divided by non-Indigenous rate.
Rate difference: Indigenous minus non-Indigenous rate.
(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:|
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:|
Disaggregation: National and state/territory by remoteness area by Indigenous status.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for the 2020 National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) Report (2018–19 reporting cycle). Data are presented for:
The 2017 NIRA report (2015–16 reporting cycle) presented data for:
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' Closing the Gap 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.
|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|
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See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14a-Level of workforce participation (Census data), 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 14b-Level of workforce participation (survey data), 2019 Indigenous, Archived 23/08/2019