NATSISSNational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (Australia)
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NATSISS 2014-15 data show the proportion of people within a population who are employed; for example:
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).
These characteristics have been chosen because they are important characteristics of jobs and are available from both the 1994 NATSIS and the 2008 NATSISS.
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.
Table 1 lists the strategic change indicators underlying each strategic area for action and the proxy variables for these indicators derived from NATSISS (ABS 2002b) data and used in the econometric model.
The econometric analysis on which the following discussion is based uses the Productivity Commissions' key indicators framework and a subset of data from NATSISS (ABS 2002b) to model the causes and interdependence of indicators of Indigenous poverty in NSW major cities.
The release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) of the National Aboriginal and Tortes Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) 2002 provides for the first time more reliable data on the CDEP scheme in remote and very remote areas of Australia.
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).