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released: 29 Oct 2008 author: AIHW media release

Disability support services 2006-07 is a report on data collected as part of the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) between 1 July 2006 and 30 June 2007. The NMDS provides information relating to CSTDA-funded service outlets and users of these services, including support needs of users and informal care arrangements.The special focus chapter uses trend data from four full-year data collections to describe changes in the profile of CSTDA consumers since 2003–04 and their patterns of service use.

ISSN 1444-3589; ISBN 978 1 74024 853 2; Cat. no. DIS 52; 168pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (81KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body sections
    1. Introduction (90KB PDF)
      • 1.1 Outline of the report
      • 1.2 Brief history of the CSTDA NMDS
      • 1.3 Scope and definitions
      • 1.4 Government expenditure
      • 1.5 Outputs from the CSTDA NMDS collection
      • 1.6 Data quality
    2. Service users: characteristics and service use (177KB PDF)
      • 2.1 State distribution and service type
      • 2.2 Age, sex and disability group
      • 2.3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service users
      • 2.4 Country of birth
      • 2.5 Communication method and need for an interpreter
      • 2.6 Income and labour force status
      • 2.7 Individualised funding
      • 2.8 Location of service users
    3. Informal carers, support needs and living arrangements (112KB PDF)
      • 3.1 Presence of an informal carer
      • 3.2 Carer age and relationship to service user
      • 3.3 Carer primary status and co-residency
      • 3.4 Support needs
      • 3.5 Living arrangements and residential setting
    4. Data trends-2003-04 to 2006-07 (118KB PDF)
      • 4.1 Services used
      • 4.2 Demographic trends
      • 4.3 Service outlets
    5. Service agencies and outlets (101KB PDF)
      • 5.1 Agency distribution
      • 5.2 Agency sector
      • 5.3 State distribution and service type
      • 5.4 Location of service type outlet
      • 5.5 Period of operation
    6. Service use (113KB PDF)
      • 6.1 Multiple service use
      • 6.2 Measures of service quantity
      • 6.3 Service exits
    7. Data quality (90KB PDF)
      • 7.1 Service type outlet response rates
      • 7.2 Service user response rate
      • 7.3 'Not stated' and 'not known' rates
  • End matter (300KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. Detailed tables
      2. Trend tables
      3. CSTDA NMDS 2006-07 collection forms
      4. The statistical linkage key
      5. Service type classification (definitions)
      6. Data items requiring collection by various service types
      7. English proficiency groupings
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of appendix tables
    • List of boxes and figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Disability support services 2006-07: national data on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement. Disability series. Cat. no. DIS 52. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 August 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468173>.

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