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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 
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Contents >> Concepts, Sources and Methods

CONCEPTS, SOURCES AND METHODS

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INTRODUCTION

Information about the labour force characteristics of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population has been collected in the LFS using international standards for defining and measuring employment and unemployment. The distinction between paid and unpaid work is fundamental to these definitions. As a result, the definitions may not always give adequate recognition to the 'unpaid' activities which some people undertake. However, the use of standard definitions across all population groups is seen as important for ensuring objectivity and uniformity in measuring Australia's labour force.

This section provides information on issues specific to Indigenous estimates from the LFS. Information on the methodology and concepts used in the LFS more generally are presented in the Explanatory Notes section with additional detail published in Labour Statistics: Concepts Sources and Methods (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001).


This section contains the following subsection :
      Questionnaire
      Sample Size
      Sample Design
      Estimation
      Employment (concept)
      Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP)
      Unemployment (concept)
      Reliability of Estimates
      Standard Errors

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