By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (15-24 years) who are in employment, education or training to 67 per cent
The data below are the most recent at the time of preparing the July 2021 report.
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Nationally in 2016, 57.2 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15–24 years were fully engaged in employment, education or training (figure CtG7.1).
There are no new data since the baseline year of 2016.
Target data specifications
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth are engaged in employment or education.
By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (15-24 years) who are in employment, education or training to 67 per cent.
The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth aged 15-24 years who are fully engaged in employment, education or training.
The measure is defined as:
Numerator — number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15-24 years who are engaged in full-time work, full-time study and/or full-time training or a combination of work and study and training
Denominator — total number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the population aged 15-24 years old
and is presented as a percentage.
National Agreement on Closing the Gap July 2020
Latest dashboard update:
23 June 2021
Interpretation of change:
A high or increasing proportion is desirable. An increase from the baseline year is an improvement.
Name: ABS Census of Population and Housing, Census Table Builder (Basic)
Documentation (links): www.abs.gov.au/census
Provider name: Australian Bureau of Statistics
Provider area: Census
State and territory and Australia, by Indigenous status
Numerator divided by Denominator multiplied by 100
Data are for all Australian residents enumerated in the Census that reported having a usual residence in Australia.
Geographical variables are based on a person’s place of usual residence.
Includes (both numerator and denominator)
Excludes (both numerator and denominator)
Census Table Builder (Basic) – Employment, Income and Education: INGP X EEPT (STUP X LFS/HRSP prior to 2016) X Main ASGS (UR) X AGE5P
Data quality considerations:
Data values have been randomly adjusted using perturbation to avoid the release of confidential data.
Additional disaggregations required for future reporting:
By disability, long term health condition, caring responsibility, looking for work
• type of educational institution attending (school/ technical and further education/higher education)
• highest education level completed
• proportion self-employed
• proportion by occupation
• proportion by industry
By highest education level completed