Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 15b-Proportion of Indigenous 20–64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (survey data), 2020|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019|
The proportion of people aged 20–64 with or working towards post-school qualifications in Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate level III or above, by Indigenous status.
Post-secondary education leads to better employment prospects and, for Indigenous people, will help to achieve 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:||The Indigenous workforce age population has the depth and breadth of skills and capabilities required for the 21st century labour market Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
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Presentation: Number and percentage (per 100 persons).
95% confidence intervals and relative standard errors are calculated for proportions.
100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator).
People aged 20–64 who have attained a post-school qualification at the AQF Certificate level III or above, or are currently studying a non-school qualification at any level.
|Numerator data elements:|
Total populations (Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians) aged 20–64.
|Denominator data elements:|
National and state/territory by remoteness area by Indigenous status, by:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for the 2020 National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) (2018–19 reporting cycle). Data are presented for:
The 2018 NIRA report (2016–17 reporting cycle) presented data for:
The baseline report presented data from the 2008 NATSISS (Indigenous) and 2008 SEW (non-Indigenous) as the supplementary data collection.
For people 'with' a non-school qualification:
For people 'working towards' a non-school qualification:
The denominator (total 20–64 year old population) excludes people whose level of non-school qualification or attendance status was not stated.
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 excluding 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 measure 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 15a-Proportion of Indigenous 20–64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (Census data), 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 15b-Proportion of Indigenous 20–64 year olds with or working towards a post-school qualification in Certificate level III or above (survey data), 2019 Indigenous, Archived 23/08/2019