How young indigenous people are faring: key indicators 1996-2006: a report about the learning and work situation of young Indigenous Australians

Education Labour force Communities Aboriginal Australians Torres Strait Islanders Australia

This report examines the education and employment rates of young Indigenous people in Australia. Using Census data from 1996, 2001 and 2006, it examines trends in participation, and compares Indigenous, non-Indigenous, gender, and regional differences, for young people aged 15 to 29. Topics include: full-time engagement in study or work, changes in the gap over time, year 12 completion, changes in enrolment for study, school attendance, literacy and numeracy, participation in TAFE, participation in university, full-time employment, unemployment, the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme, and imprisonment.

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Publication place:
Kingston, ACT