7B. Table B: Outcome 8

Strong economic participation and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities

Target 8: By 2031, increase the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 25-64 who are employed to 62 per cent.



  • Highest level of educational attainment
  • Long term health and disability status
  • Caring responsibilities

Contextual information:

  • Employment by occupation
  • Employment by industry
  • Median equivalised gross household income
  • Median personal income
  • Labour force participation
  • Self-managed business owners
  • Progress towards parity


  • States/territories
  • Remoteness areas
  • Socio-economic status of the locality
  • Disability status
  • Gender
  • Age group
  • Level of education
  • Type of employment – part-time versus full-time

Data Development:

Explore options to measure and report:

  • employment security (permanent of casual)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses including:
    • number and as a proportion of all businesses
    • growth and revenue
    • sectors and industries
  • barriers to labour market participation including health and disability
  • underemployment among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • long term unemployment and welfare dependency
  • median personal income from employment