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6287.0 - Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2010 Quality Declaration 
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SUMMARY

Information on the labour force characteristics of the Indigenous population are also available from:

  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS), 2008 (cat. no. 4714.0)
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), 2004-05 (cat. no. 4715.0)

The table below compares estimates from these collections against the annual estimates from the LFS provided in this publication.


LABOUR FORCE STATUS BY DATA SOURCE AND REMOTENESS, Indigenous persons aged 15 years and over - 2005 to 2010

Total
empl-
oyed
Total
unemp-
loyed
Not in
labour
force
Civilian
pop-
ulation
Unemp-
loyment
rate
Partici-
pation
rate
Employ-
ment to
popula-
tion ratio
'000
'000
'000
'000
%
%
%

2004/05NATSIHS1
143.8
26.2
123.6
293.6
15.4
57.9
49.0
2005 LFS
148.5
27.8
135.9
312.3
15.8
56.5
47.6
2006 LFS
162.5
26.2
134.0
322.6
13.9
58.5
50.4
2006 Census2
122.3
22.5
120.7
265.5
15.5
54.5
46.1
2007 LFS
160.8
25.7
146.4
332.9
13.8
56.0
48.3
2008 LFS
163.2
27.1
153.1
343.4
14.2
55.4
47.5
2008 NATSISS1
169.1
33.4
124.6
327.1
16.5
61.9
51.7
2009 LFS
161.2
35.4
157.4
353.9
18.0
55.5
45.5
2010LFS
166.1
36.6
161.8
364.5
18.1
55.6
45.6

1 Includes residents of private dwellings only.
2 Excludes people in Migratory and Other Territories, those who did not state their Indigenous status, and those who did not state their labour force status.


A more detailed comparison of labour force estimates from these collections is provided in Table 8. - Comparison of estimates of Labour force status by Data source and Remoteness (available in Downloads).

Although the estimates available from the non-LFS sources are based on the same underlying concepts as the LFS, there are differences in their collection methodologies, definitions, questions and estimation procedures which affect the comparability of data. This section details the differences between the various sources.


This section contains the following subsection :
      Previous Releases
      Census of Population and Housing
      National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS)
      National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS)
      Future Data Collections

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