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Target 8

Target 8: Strong economic participation and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities

By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25-64 who are employed to 62 per cent.

Description



  • Proportion of First Nations Australians aged 25-64 who are employed

  • Proportion of non-Indigenous Australians aged 25-64 who are employed


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.

  • People who were employed includes people who were employed full-time (worked 35 hours or more), part-time, or who were employed but were away from work (did not work any hours in the week prior to Census night or did not state their number of hours worked).

  • Denominator for the proportions is based on total number of people in the relevant population, including those not in the workforce. Proportions therefore differ from the employment rate as published elsewhere.

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

  • Data excludes people for whom labour force 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, 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 8, PC website, accessed 26 October 2023.

Description



  • Proportion of First Nations males aged 25-64 who are employed

  • Proportion of First Nations females aged 25-64 who are employed


Data period


Census nights: 10 August 2021.


Data source


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

  • People who were employed includes people who were employed full-time (worked 35 hours or more), part-time, or who were employed but were away from work (did not work any hours in the week prior to Census night or did not state their number of hours worked).

  • Denominator for the proportions is based on total number of people in the relevant population, including those not in the workforce. Proportions therefore differ from the employment rate as published elsewhere.

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

  • Data excludes people for whom labour force 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 8, PC website, accessed 26 October 2023.

Description



  • Proportion of First Nations Australians aged 25-34 who are employed

  • Proportion of First Nations Australians aged 35-44 who are employed

  • Proportion of First Nations Australians aged 45-54 who are employed

  • Proportion of First Nations Australians aged 55-64 who are employed.


Data period


Census nights: 10 August 2021.


Data source


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

  • People who were employed includes people who were employed full-time (worked 35 hours or more), part-time, or who were employed but were away from work (did not work any hours in the week prior to Census night or did not state their number of hours worked).

  • Denominator for the proportions is based on total number of people in the relevant population, including those not in the workforce. Proportions therefore differ from the employment rate as published elsewhere.

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

  • Data excludes people for whom labour force 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 8, PC website, accessed 26 October 2023.