NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH SURVEY
The 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) (cat. no. 4715.0) labour force results were based on a total of 6,325 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 15 years and over from across Australia. These people were interviewed between August 2004 and July 2005.
The 2004-05 NATSIHS was benchmarked to the estimated Indigenous resident population living in private dwellings in each state and territory at 31 December 2004. This low series population projection was based on results from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing. The 2004-05 NATSIHS sample covered usual residents of private dwellings only. Residents of dwellings such as hotels, motels, hostels and hospitals, and visitors to private dwellings, were not included in the survey.
The 2004-05 NATSIHS used a shorter questionnaire module to determine labour force status. Like the NATSISS, all respondents were asked whether they were CDEP participants, regardless of whether they reported having a job in the reference week or not. Therefore, while some respondents in the NATSIHS did not consider CDEP participation to be a job, they were classified as employed due to their participation in CDEP.