The First Nations Workforce Analysis is the first report of its kind to use linked data sets from the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Social Services, and the tertiary education sector, to provide a more timely and informative view of the workforce, including employment of First Nations’ people, as well as post-school education and training outcomes. Such data would usually only be available every five years in the Census.
Analysis based on administrative data has its limitations, including size and complexity, and the inability to measure important skills like cultural knowledge and resilience. When interpreting results, it is important to note many First Nations people face individual and systemic barriers which affect their education and employment outcomes which may be invisible in available data.
We hope the insights in this report will spark collaborative conversations between First Nations communities, service providers, industry and government.
Take a look at the key findings summary on the First Nations People Workforce Analysis page.