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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Concepts, Sources and Methods
Includes the labour force classifications of participants in the reformed Community Development Employment Programs (CDEP) scheme
Participation
In 2011, an estimated 207,600 Indigenous people were in the labour force. This represents an Indigenous labour force participation rate of 55%.
Employment
There were an estimated 173,800 Indigenous people employed in 2011, which was 46% of the Indigenous population.
Unemployment
In 2011, the unemployment rate for the Indigenous population fell 2 percentage points to 16%, with an estimated 33,800 unemployed.
Comparisons with Non-Indigenous Estimates
There are a number of considerations when making comparisons between the labour force characteristics of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Other Sources of Information
Although the estimates available from other ABS collections are based on the same underlying concepts as the LFS, there are important differences which affect the comparability of data

Future issues of the Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey (ABS cat. no. 6287.0) will not be released. For the most recent information available on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and labour force participation, refer to the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey: Updated Results, 2012-13 (ABS cat. no. 4727.0.55.006).