In 2010-11, Australian governments spent $6.2 billion on a range of services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA). More than 314,000 people used disability support services provided under the NDA during this time, an increase of 7% from the previous year. Intellectual (30%), psychiatric (20%) and physical (17%) disabilities were the most common primary disabilities of service users. Most people needed some assistance in the activities of daily living (52%); independent living (60%); and work, education and community living (57%).
ISSN 1444-3589; ISBN 978-1-74249-347-3; Cat. no. DIS 60; 136pp.; $22
Publication table of contents
- Preliminary material
- Title and verso pages
- Body section
- National Disability Agreement
- The DS NMDS collection
- What are disability support services?
- Who provides disability support services?
- How many people used disability support services?
- How many people who need disability support services receive them?
- How much was spent on disability support services?
- Who uses disability support services?
- Age and sex
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
- Country of birth
- Living arrangements
- Income source
- New users and user exits
- What were the functional needs of service users?
- What types of disability did people have?
- In what life areas was assistance needed?
- Informal care
- How many service users had an informal carer?
- Who provided informal care?
- How were services used?
- Multiple service users
- Combinations of services accessed
- Measures of service quantity
- End matter
- Appendix A: About the DS NMDS
- A.1 Brief history
- A.2 Scope of the collection
- A.3 Counts and definitions
- A.4 Statistical linkage key
- A.5 Data quality
- A.7 Calculation of potential population
- A.8 Further information
- Appendix B: Additional tables
- List of tables
- List of figures
AIHW 2012. Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2010-11. Disability series. Cat. no. DIS 60. Canberra: AIHW.