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2011 Census Dictionary >> Glossary >> Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP)

Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP)

Participation in CDEP is asked as a separate question only on the Interviewer household form. CDEP participation is not applicable to people enumerated on mainstream forms.

The Community Development Employment Projects program assists Indigenous job seekers to gain the skills, training and capabilities needed to find sustainable employment and aims to improve the economic and social well-being of communities.

A number of reforms to the CDEP program were implemented on 1st July 2009. These reforms may have an impact on the numbers of people reporting that they are CDEP participants. Therefore care should be taken when comparing 2006 and 2011 Census CDEP counts.

Given the transitional nature of the CDEP program and the timing of changes in relation to the Census itself, CDEP information for 2011 is collected and processed by the ABS in the same way it was for the 2006 Census.
CDEP participants are included in the employed category of the Labour Force Status (LFSP) classification.

See also Indigenous Status (INGP), Labour Force Status (LFSP).

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