The age distribution of Indigenous people who were self-employed differed from that of Indigenous employees. Results from the 2006 Census show:
- The greatest proportions of self-employed Indigenous people were aged 35-44 years (33%) and 45-54 years (27%).
- By contrast, Indigenous employees tended to be younger, with the highest proportions aged 15-24 years (27%) and 25-34 years (25%).
Selected employment types by age,
Indigenous persons aged 15-64 years
- These employment patterns were similar in the non-Indigenous population.
- More males than females were self-employed. Males comprised 68% and females 32% of self-employed people in both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.