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4713.0 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006  
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OVERVIEW

Of Indigenous people aged 15 years and over who reported their labour force status in the 2006 Census, almost one quarter (24%) said they were engaged in full-time employment, 17% said they were in part-time employment, 5% were employed but absent from their job, 8% were unemployed and 45% said they were not in the labour force.


The following measures of labour force status have been calculated from the Census for the Indigenous population in 2006:

  • a labour force participation rate of 55%, up from 52% in 2001
  • an unemployment rate of 16%, down from 20% in 2001
  • an employment to population ratio of 46%, up from 42% in 2001 (the ABS classifies CDEP participation as a form of employment).

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