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released: 3 Dec 2009 author: AIHW media release

Disability support services 2007-08 is a report on data collected as part of the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) between 1 July 2007 and 30 June 2008. 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 summarises some key characteristics of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who used specialist disability services between 2003-04 and 2007-08.

ISSN 1444-3589; ISBN 978 1 74024 976 8; Cat. no. DIS 56; 208pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (241KB PDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
      • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section (504KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
      • 1.1 Brief history of the CSTDA and the NMDS
      • 1.2 Details of the collection
      • 1.3 Government expenditure on CSTDA services
      • 1.4 Overview of services used in 2007–08
    2. Service users
      • 2.1 State distribution and service type
      • 2.2 Age, sex and disability
      • 2.3 Country of birth
      • 2.4 Communication method and need for an interpreter
      • 2.5 Income and labour force status
      • 2.6 Location of service users
    3. Informal carers, support needs and living arrangements
      • 3.1 Presence of an informal carer
      • 3.2 Carer age and relationship to service user
      • 3.3 Primary carer status and co-residency
      • 3.4 Support needs
      • 3.5 Living arrangements and residential setting
    4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service users
      • 4.1 Number, location and distribution
      • 4.2 Characteristics
      • 4.3 Service use
    5. Service agencies and outlets
      • 5.1 Distribution of agencies
      • 5.2 Service type outlets
      • 5.3 Outlets and service users
      • 5.4 Outlet period of operation
    6. Patterns of service use
      • 6.1 Multiple service use
      • 6.2 Measures of service quantity
      • 6.3 New users
      • 6.4 Service exits
    7. Data quality
      • 7.1 Service type outlet response rate
      • 7.2 Service user response rate
      • 7.3 ‘Not stated’ and ‘not known’ rates
      • 7.4 Other data quality issues
  • End matter (542KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. Detailed tables
      2. Time series tables
      3. CSTDA NMDS 2007–08 collection forms
      4. The statistical linkage key
      5. Service type classification
      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 2009. Disability support services 2007-08: national data on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement. Cat. no. DIS 56. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 November 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468309>.