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Customary, Voluntary and Paid Work
 


Customary, Voluntary and Paid Work relates to the directed efforts that contribute to the functioning of a society. Work includes the standard measures of economic wealth and labour force participation and also extends into areas with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific focus, such as cultural obligations, customary activities and traditional economies.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS/ARTICLES


Census results

Census of Population and Housing: Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2011 (cat. no. 2076.0)

Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2006 (cat. no. 4713.0)


Survey results

Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey (cat. no. 6287.0)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (cat. no. 4714.0)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey 1994: Detailed Findings, 1994 (cat. no. 4190.0)


Articles

The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (cat. no. 4704.0)

Framework for Measuring Wellbeing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (cat. no. 4703.0)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing: A focus on children and youth (cat. no. 4725.0)

Feature Article: Indigenous Disadvantage and Selected Measures of Wellbeing, Year book Chapter, 2009–10 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Self - employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, 2006: A snapshot (cat. no. 4722.0.55.009)

Labour force status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Year Book Australia, 2004 (cat. no. 1301.0)

Paid Work: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Labour Force, Australian Social Trends, 2004 (cat. no. 4102.0)


Microdata

Microdata: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (Expanded CURF, 2008) (cat. no. 4720.0.55.001)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, 2002 (Expanded)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Survey, 1994 (Basic and Expanded)
Work Statistics


LABOUR FORCE STATUS. by remoteness, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15-64. Australia 2011

Unemployment rate
Participation rate
Employment to population ratio
%
%
%
Major cities
13.3
62.4
54.1
Regional areas
19.6
58.0
46.7
Remote areas
15.0
51.0
43.4
Australia
16.4
57.7
48.3



Source: Table 4. Labour force status by remoteness, Indigenous persons aged 15-64, 2011 (cat. no. 6287.0)



SELECT LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS, by Indigenous status, persons aged 15-64, Australia 2011

Unemployment rate
Employment to population ratio
Participation rate
%
%
%
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
16.4
48.3
57.7
Non-Indigenous
5.0
73.4
77.3
Total
5.2
72.8
76.8


Source: Table 6. Comparison of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous estimates, Labour Force Status by Sex and Remoteness, 2011 (cat. no. 6287.0)





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