Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) – Business Systems


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Description of data source

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations enables access to quality skills, training and employment to support Australians to find secure work in fair, productive and safe workplaces.1


Disability status is derived from Job Seeker Classification Instrument (JSCI) questions around partial work capacity, and income support type.

Age groups

For job seekers in the numerator, age is calculated based on the most recent job placement date within the assessment period. For all other job seekers, age is calculated at their period of assistance exit date if they have exited jobactive, or as at 31 March 2023 for job seekers on the caseload at that date.


'Male’ and 'Female’ reported.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status is voluntarily self-reported based on the ABS Indigenous Status Standard.2

Definition of CALD

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) cohort includes people born in countries other than main English-speaking countries (Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Canada, Republic of Ireland, and South Africa).

Geographic information

Data are based on the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Remoteness is classified according to Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia.3


National, state and territory data are available.

Measures reported
  1. The jobseeker classification instrument guidelines can be found at DES Job Seeker Classification Instrument Guidelines | Department of Social Services, Australian Government (
  2. The ABS Indigenous Status Standard can be found at Indigenous Status Standard, 2014, Version 1.5 | Australian Bureau of Statistics (
  3. Further information on the geographic standard used by this data source can be found at Remoteness Structure | Australian Bureau of Statistics (