NATSISSNational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (Australia)
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Around 58 per cent of Indigenous people are identified in the NATSISS survey as being in the labour force.
This issue was identified in the 2014-15 NATSISS (ABS 2016).
The 2008 NATSISS collected information on a number of other characteristics of CDEP jobs which were not collected in the 1994 NATSIS.
The NATSISS 2008 data indicates that two-thirds of CDEP participants considered their job to be permanent.
The 1994 NATSIS and 2002 NATSISS did not provide information on occupation.
These studies have mostly been based on the 1994 NATSIS, 2002 NATSISS and census data.
This analysis extends and updates estimates of the associations between labour force status and wellbeing using the 2002 NATSISS (Hunter 2009).
Our central argument is that data from the NATSISS 2002 support the view that Indigenous participants can both raise their income above what they would were they 'unemployed' while allowing them to continue certain unpaid activities that are widely understood to be socially beneficial.
The NATSISS 2002 survey reveals that the CDEP employed are more likely to have participated in such activities than are the mainstream employed (Table 4).
The NATSISS 2002 question only asked about fishing or hunting which occurred in a group and hence the statistics do not include fishing or hunting done as an individual activity.
Beyond the NATSISS data there is growing evidence (e.
The NATSISS 2002 data provides the first official statistical and broadly based opportunity to compare participation in customary- activities in remote and very remote areas.