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


SUMMARY

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

  • older;
  • four times more likely to be working in the Construction industry (26% compared with 6%);
  • more likely to be managers (18% compared with 5%);
  • if male, more likely to work full-time (76% compared with 68%);
  • if female, equally as likely to work full-time (51% compared with 49%);
  • if male, having higher median weekly income ($802 compared with $715);
  • if female, having lower median weekly income ($582 compared with $687); and
  • more likely to have attained a Certificate III or higher degree (45% compared with 29%).