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


OTHER SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS

In 2006, when compared with Indigenous employees, self-employed Indigenous people were:

  • more likely to own their own home (fully owned or being purchased), across all age groups (68% compared with 40% overall);
  • less likely to speak an Australian Indigenous language at home (3% compared with 12%);
  • more likely to be married, across all age groups (73% compared with 49% overall); and
  • more likely to have spent five hours or more on domestic work in the week before the Census (54% compared with 46%).
Selected employment types by Indigenous status and other selected characteristics(a)

Indigenous
Non-Indigenous
Selected characteristics
Self-employed
Employees
Self-employed
Employees

Home owner(b) (%)
68.2
39.9
83.9
72.7
Speaks an Australian Indigenous language at home (%)
3.4
11.8
-
-
Married(c) (%)
72.7
49.3
82.0
59.9
Five hours or more of unpaid domestic work(d) (%)
53.7
45.7
53.6
42.2
Total persons (no.)
6 599
112 000
1 387 075
7 102 086

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Not stated responses have been excluded when calculating proportions.
(b) Persons in homes that were owned or being purchased by a household member.
(c) Comprises registered marriage and de facto marriage.
(d) In the week prior to the Census.
Source: 2006 Census of Population and Housing