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released: 14 Feb 2006 author: AIHW

The 'potential population' is an estimate of the number of people who may at some time require access to specialist disability services and is used as the denominator of national performance indicators for disability services. Previously titled 'Potential population: updating the Indigenous factor in disability services performance indicator denominators'.

Cat. no. WP 50; 18pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
  • Sections
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey 2002
    • Differences in the NATSISS between remote and no-remote areas
    • Comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous disability rates
      • Age groups covered
      • Scope of the GSS
      • Comparisons and rate ratios
    • Updated Indigenous factor
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Detailed tables
    • Appendix 2: Activity limitations and their severity
    • References

Notes and corrections

  • 19 May 2006: This version was previously titled "Potential population: updating the Indigenous factor in disability services performance indicator denominators. Full publication (176K PDF)
    • An amendment has been made to Table 4: Calculation of Indigenous factor, 30 June 2004 and Table 5: Application of Indigenous factor to 'potential population' estimates, 30 June 2004 on page 10.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. Disability rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: updating the Indigenous factor in disability services performance indicator denominators. Welfare working paper no. 50. Cat. no. WP 50. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467814>.