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Target 7

Target 7: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth are engaged in employment and education

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (15-24 years) who are in employment, education or training to 67 per cent.

Description



  • Number and proportion of First Nations youth aged 15-24 years who are fully engaged in employment, education or training.

  • Proportion of non-Indigenous youth aged 15-24 years who are fully engaged in employment, education or training.


Data period


Census nights: 10 August 2021, 9 August 2016, 9 August 2011 and 8 August 2006


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing 2021, 2016, 2011 and 2006.


Region types reported



  • Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2021 Main Structure regions: Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3), Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4), States and Territories, Australia

  • ASGS 2021 Indigenous Regions (IREG)

  • ASGS 2021 Local Government Areas (LGA).


Suppression rules



  • Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators.

  • Data have been suppressed responses to the relevant data item(s) was not stated for >50% of the relevant population, due to relatively high exposure to potential bias.

  • Data have been flagged as interpret with caution if responses to the relevant data item(s) was not stated for 25% –50% of the relevant population, due to relatively high exposure to potential bias.


Notes



  • Geography based on place of usual residence.

  • Fully engaged is defined as people who are engaged in full-time work, full-time study and/or full-time training or a combination of work and study and training.

  • Data excludes people for whom Indigenous status was not stated.

  • Data excludes people for whom engagement status was not stated on inadequately described.

  • Data for 2021 was analysed by the AIHW using ABS TableBuilder. Data for 2016, 2011 and 2006 was sourced from a custom data request provided by the ABS.

  • Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


Reference material


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2021) Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, ABS website, accessed 26 October 2023.


ABS (2022) 2021 Census of Population and Housing [TableBuilder], 12 October 2023.


Productivity Commission (PC) (2023) Socioeconomic outcome area 7, PC website, accessed 26 October 2023.


 

Description



  • Number and percentage of First Nations people aged 25-34 years old who have completed qualifications at Certificate level III or above.

  • Number and percentage of non-Indigenous people aged 25-34 years old who have completed qualifications at Certificate level III or above.


Data period


Census night (10 August) 2021


Data source


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census of Population and Housing 2021 (ABS 2021)


Region types reported



  • Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2021 Main Structure regions: Statistical Areas Level 3 (SA3), Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4), States and Territories, Australia

  • ASGS 2021 Indigenous Regions (IREG)

  • ASGS 2021 Local Government Areas (LGA)


Suppression rules



  • Data have been suppressed if the denominator for the percentage was less than 100, due to concerns about the reliability of percentages based on small denominators.

  • Data have been suppressed responses to the relevant data item(s) was not stated for >50% of the relevant population, due to relatively high exposure to potential bias.

  • Data have been flagged as interpret with caution if responses to the relevant data item(s) was not stated for 25% –50% of the relevant population, due to relatively high exposure to potential bias.


Notes



  • Geography based on place of usual residence.

  • Fully engaged is defined as people who are engaged in full-time work, full-time study and/or full-time training or a combination of work and study and training.

  • Data excludes people for whom Indigenous status was not stated.

  • Data excludes people for whom engagement status was not stated on inadequately described.

  • Data for 2021 was analysed by the AIHW using ABS TableBuilder.

  • Data have been randomly adjusted by the ABS to protect confidentiality. No reliance should be placed on small numbers.


Reference material


Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) (2021) Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2021, ABS website, accessed 26 October 2023.


ABS (2022) 2021 Census of Population and Housing [TableBuilder], 12 October 2023.


Productivity Commission (PC) (2023) Socioeconomic outcome area 7, PC website, accessed 26 October 2023.