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released: 26 Oct 2007 author: AIHW media release

Disability support services 2005-06 reports on data collected as part of the Commonwealth State/Territory disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) between 1 July 2005 and 30 June 2006. The NMDS provides information relating to CSTDA funded service outlets and users of these services, including support needs of users and informal carer arrangements. Trends in data over the past three years are presented, describing changes in the profile of CSTDA service users during that period. This report includes for the first time a special chapter focusing on service users with Autism, their service use and characteristics in comparison with other service users during 2005-06.

ISSN 1444-3589; ISBN 978 1 74024 728 3; Cat. no. DIS 51; 150pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (188KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title page and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • summary
  • Sections (480KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
      1. Outline of the report
      2. Brief history of the CSTDA NMDS
      3. Counts and definitions
      4. Collection method and data included
      5. Scope of the CSTDA NMDS
      6. Government expenditure
      7. Outputs from the CSTDA NMDS collection
      8. Data quality
    2. Service users: characteristics and service use
      1. State distribution and service type
      2. Age, sex and disability group
      3. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service Users
      4. Country of birth
      5. Communication method and need for an interpreter
      6. Income and labour force status
      7. Individualised funding
      8. Location of service users
    3. Informal carers, support needs and living arrangements
      1. Presence of an informal carer
      2. Carer age and relationship to service user
      3. Carer primary status and co-residency
      4. Support needs
      5. Living arrangements and residential setting
    4. Service users with autism spectrum disorders
      1. Autism in the Australian population
      2. Disability groups, age and sex
      3. Service usage
      4. Support needs
      5. Informal carers
      6. Summary
    5. Service outlets
      1. Agency sector
      2. State distribution and service type
      3. Period of operation
      4. Location of service type outlet
    6. Service usage
      1. Measures of service quantity
      2. Multiple service usage
      3. Service exits
    7. Service usage
      1. Service type outlet response rates
      2. Service user response rate
      3. 'Not stated' and 'not known' rates
  • End matter (384KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Detailed tables
      • Appendix 2: Trend tables
      • Appendix 3: CSTDA NMDS 2005 - 06 collection forms
      • Appendix 4: The statistical linkage key
      • Appendix 5: Service type classification (definitions)
      • Appendix 6: English proficiency groupings
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of appendix tables
    • List of figures and boxes

Notes and corrections

The current version of the publication is presented above. Previous versions of files that have been updated or corrected are presented below.

  1. (8 May 2008) Figure 2.3 on page 22 has been updated. The previous figure did not take into account all service users reported under the CSTDA

Recommended citation

AIHW 2007. Disability support services 2005-06: national data on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement. Cat. no. DIS 51. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 August 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468040>.

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