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6287.0 - Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2011 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Concepts, Sources and Methods >> Reliability of Estimates

RELIABILITY OF ESTIMATES

When reading the following sections on Participation, Employment and Unemployment, or using the detailed data presented in the Tables (available in Downloads), it is important to consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of the LFS as a data source for Indigenous labour force information.

It is also important to remember that all LFS estimates are subject to sampling errors. This is particularly relevant to these Indigenous estimates because of the small size of the Indigenous population and the small number of Indigenous persons in the LFS sample.

These estimates are also subject to non-sampling errors due to particular collection difficulties in remote areas, in addition to imperfections in reporting, recording or processing of data that can occur in any survey or census.

It is also important to note that the population benchmarks used for compiling Indigenous labour force estimates are not predictions or forecasts, but are projections of 2006 Census data reflecting the growth in population which would occur if certain assumptions about future levels of fertility, mortality, migration and unexplained growth were to prevail over the projection period.


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