4704.0 - The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2005  
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APPENDIX 7 LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS AND HOUSEHOLD TENURE TYPE, TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES, 2001

A1
Torres Strait Islander(a)
Torres Strait Area
Balance of Australia
Total

Indigenous
Non-Indigenous

Census counts(b)
18-64 years
Malesno.
1,494
9,270
10,764
102,048
5,492,391
Femalesno.
1,563
9,480
11,043
108,876
5,573,057
Personsno.
3,057
18,750
21,807
210,924
11,065,448
18 years or over in occupied private dwellingsno.
3,229
19,178
22,407
209,999
12,854,941
Labour force status(c)
Employed
CDEP%
32.1
2.7
6.9
8.2
-
Other%
35.2
48.1
46.3
38.0
70.4
Total employed%
67.3
50.8
53.2
46.2
70.4
Unemployed%
3.6
12.5
11.2
11.0
5.2
Not in the labour force%
29.1
36.7
35.6
42.8
24.3
Labour force participation rate(c)
Males%
83.2
73.8
75.2
66.3
84.0
Females%
59.0
53.0
53.9
48.7
67.4
Persons%
70.9
63.3
64.4
57.2
75.7
Employment to population ratio(c)
Males%
78.9
58.3
61.2
52.2
77.7
Females%
56.1
43.5
45.3
40.5
63.3
Persons%
67.3
50.8
53.2
46.2
70.4
Unemployment rate(c)
Males%
5.2
21.1
18.6
21.2
7.6
Females%
4.8
17.9
15.9
16.8
6.2
Persons%
5.0
19.8
17.5
19.3
6.9
Household tenure type(d)
Owner/purchaser
Fully owned%
7.6
16.9
15.5
11.9
43.4
Being purchased%
1.4
16.4
14.2
15.5
29.2
Total %
9.0
33.2
29.8
27.4
72.6
Rented
Privately%
3.8
29.6
25.9
22.1
18.5
State/Territory housing authority%
13.8
21.3
20.2
21.0
3.5
Community or co-op housing group%
58.0
7.3
14.5
21.1
0.3
Other%
8.2
3.1
3.8
2.9
1.4
Total(e)%
85.2
62.4
65.6
68.0
24.1
Other tenure types%
5.8
4.4
4.6
4.6
3.3
Total(f)%
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Includes people who are of both Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal origin.
(b) 2001 Census counts on a usual residence basis.
(c) Proportions are based on the 18-64 years population, excluding not stated responses.
(d) Proportions are based on the 18 years or over population living in occupied private dwellings.
(e) Includes people in rented dwellings where landlord was not stated.
(f) Includes people in dwellings being purchased under a rent/buy scheme, or being occupied rent-free or under a life tenure scheme.
ABS, 2001 Census of Population and Housing