4722.0.55.009 - Self-employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, 2006  
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DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS


DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS

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
Graph: Employment by age graph

  • 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.