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released: 17 Jun 2015 author: AIHW media release

In 2013–14, an estimated 321,531 people used disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), including 4,200 who transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) during the year. Over half (55%) of all NDA service users had an intellectual or learning disability and many needed at least some assistance in one or more of the three broad life areas—activities of daily living (68%), activities of independent living (82%), and activities of work, education and community living (86%).

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-745-7; Cat. no. AUS 192; 20pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • 1 The disability services environment
  • 2 What are NDA services?
  • 3 Who used NDA services?
  • 4 Informal care
  • 5 Service users who transitioned to the NDIS
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • References
  • Related publications
  • Appendix A Data quality statement: DS NMDS 2013-14
  • Appendix B Additional tables
  • Appendix C Additional tables: service users excluding those who only used open employment services
  • Appendix D Additional tables: service users who transitioned to the NDIS

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2013–14. AIHW bulletin no. 130. Cat. no. AUS 192. Canberra: AIHW.

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