7B. Table B: Outcome 7

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth are engaged in employment or education

Target 7: By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth (15-24 years) who are in employment, education or training to 67 percent.



  • Proportion of youth Not Engaged in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) by disability, long term health condition, caring responsibility, looking for work
  • Proportion of NEET by main reason for not studying in last 12 months

Contextual information:

  • For youth engaged in education:
    • type of educational institution attending (school/ technical and further education/higher education)
    • highest education level completed
  • For youth engaged in employment:
    • proportion self-employed
    • proportion by occupation
    • proportion by industry
  • Proportion not engaged in employment, education or training (NEET) by:
    • highest education level completed
  • Progress towards parity


  • Geographic area (jurisdiction, remoteness, other geographic categories available)
  • Socio-economic status of the locality
  • Single year of age (to capture compulsory education age)
  • Gender
  • Disability status
  • Categories of engagement with employment, education or training (e.g. full time study and part-time employment, full time study, full time employment, part time study and employment)

Data Development:

Explore options to measure and report on the list of measures below, including relative importance and expected impact on the target:

  • barriers to youth engagement
    • caring responsibility
    • financial limitations
    • long term health condition
    • mental health or psychological distress
    • lack of transport
    • homelessness
    • domestic violence
    • discrimination
    • substance misuse
    • incarceration and recidivism