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Disability data cubes are available for subsets of data from the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) collection. Prior to January 2009 this dataset was known as the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS).
The publications associated with these cubes may also be downloaded in full. Additional disaggregation of data may be requested via a customised data request. The length of time it takes to complete a request depends on a number of factors and a charge may apply to recover costs.
A data cube is a multidimensional representation of data which provides fast retrieval and drill down facilities.
Note: Cubes open in new window.
As part of the DS NMDS collection process, from 2007–08 jurisdictions can revise their data for the previous year at the time of submitting the current year. For example, for the 2012–13 reporting cycle, revised 2011–12 data could be submitted when supplying the 2012–13 data. Reasons for resubmission include data updates or subsequent discovery of data errors. Prior to September 2014, data in the cubes presented here were based on unrevised data. From September 2014 onwards, the 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10 and 2011–12 data cubes are based on revised data. For this reason, data presented here may not match that presented in published reports for those years.
The values (measures) in the data cubes are:
The data items (dimensions) in the data cubes are:
Disabilities are grouped into broad categorisations in terms of the underlying health condition, impairment, activity limitations, participation restrictions and environmental factors.
The primary disability is the disability group that most clearly expresses the experience of disability by a person. The primary disability group can also be considered as the disability group causing the most difficulty to the person (overall difficulty in daily life, not just within the context of the support offered by this service).
When a data cube is opened default dimensions are shown. To view other dimensions right-click on the dimension you want to replace and select the 'Change' item. For example to replace country of birth with sex right-click on country of birth and select 'Change Country of birth to'. Then select 'Sex' from the list of dimensions.
To add Row totals and Column totals to the cube right-click anywhere on the cube and select Totals. In the Insert section of the dialogue box select 'Row totals' and 'Column totals'.
To hide dimensions right-click on the dimension name and select the Hide menu item.
The data can be exported either to Excel or Word. Right click the table area and select 'Export table' from the menu. Choose how many rows you want to export, and whether to export to Excel or Word or save as a tab or comma separated file. Give the file a name and save it in the directory of your choosing.
Due to the multidimensional nature of the disability cube, extra steps have been taken to ensure the confidentiality of service user data. These are:
The data in the disability cubes are presented as a national picture of services received by people with a disability. To view the data at the jurisdictional level, please view the appropriate disability support services report.
Disability publications include more detailed information about NDA services in Australia.