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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Concepts, Sources and Methods
Includes the new labour force classifications of participants in the reformed Community Development Employment Programs (CDEP) scheme
In 2009, an estimated 196,500 Indigenous people were in the labour force. This represented an Indigenous labour force participation rate of 56%.
There were an estimated 161,200 Indigenous people employed in 2009, which was 46% of the Indigenous population.
In 2009, the unemployment rate for the Indigenous population was 18%, with an estimated 35,400 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