6287.0 - Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2010 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2011   
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Concepts, Sources and Methods
Includes the labour force classifications of participants in the reformed Community Development Employment Programs (CDEP) scheme
In 2010, an estimated 202,700 Indigenous people were in the labour force. This represents an Indigenous labour force participation rate of 56%.
There were an estimated 166,100 Indigenous people employed in 2010, which was 46% of the Indigenous population.
In 2010, the unemployment rate for the Indigenous population remained steady at 18%, with an estimated 36,600 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
Suggestions and Feedback
As part of a review of Labour Force products, we are currently seeking user feedback and suggestions on the format and contents of this publication.