Notes on the data: Aboriginal labour force
Aboriginal labour force participation, 2021
Policy context: Just over half (54.1% - 56.2% for males and 52.2% for females) of the Aboriginal population aged 15 years and over at the 2021 Census were in the labour force; this compares with almost two thirds (64.3%) for non-Indigenous Australians .
- Australian Bureau of Statistics, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples Profile, ABS 2021, accessed 3 February 2023. Available from: https://abs.gov.au/census/find-census-data/community-profiles/2021/AUS.
Geography: Data available by Indigenous Area, Primary Health Network, Quintile of socioeconomic outcomes (based on IRSEO) and Remoteness Area
Numerator: Aborginal people aged 15 years and over in the labour force
Denominator: All Aboriginal people aged 15 years and over
Detail of analysis: Per cent
Source: Compiled by PHIDU based on the ABS Census of Population and Housing, August 2021