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6287.0 - Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2010   
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In remote areas of Australia, the LFS sample is more clustered than in non-remote areas, so that the majority of the survey's sample of Indigenous people living in remote areas tends to be concentrated in a relatively small number of clusters. This has significant implications for estimates for Indigenous people in remote areas.

There is a high degree of variability in employment opportunities between Indigenous communities, while employment opportunities for people within a particular Indigenous community are likely to be similar.

Due to the small number of Indigenous communities selected in the LFS, there is the potential for wide statistical fluctuations in estimates of labour force characteristics of remote Indigenous communities over time if the sample moves from communities with strong employment opportunities to those which do not (and vice versa).

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