NDIS participants in full award wage employment

What is being tracked?

Measure: Proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage

This measure is part of the Economic participation priority of the Strategy. This priority is about supporting people with disability to find and keep jobs.

The desired outcome for this measure is that more people with disability are in open employment with full award wages.

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Outcome area: Employment and financial security Priority: Economic participation

  • Baseline value

    20%in 2021–22 Q2

  • Latest value

    22%in 2023–24 Q1

Progress the measure is moving in the direction the Strategy wants

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Has the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment increased over time?

The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage. Data from 2018–19 Q2 to 2023–24 Q1 are used. In 2023–24 Q1, 22% of NDIS participants in the labour force were in open employment at full award wage, compared with 17% in 2018–19 Q2.

Source: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – Business Systems | Data source overview

State and territory

Does the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment vary between states and territories?

The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage, grouped by Australian states and territories. In 2023–24 Q1, in the Australian Capital Territory, 36% of NDIS participants in the labour force were in open employment at full award wage, compared with 19% in both Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

Source: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – Business Systems | Data source overview

Population groups

How this measure varies by…

  • Does the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment vary for First Nations and non-Indigenous participants?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage, by Indigenous status. In 2023–24 Q1, 11% of First Nations NDIS participants in the labour force were in open employment at full award wage, compared with 23% of non-Indigenous participants.

    Source: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – Business Systems | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment vary by gender?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage, for males and females. In 2023–24 Q1, 19% of male NDIS participants in the labour force were in open employment at full award wage, compared with 26% of female participants.

    Source: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – Business Systems | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment vary by age?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage, grouped by age. In 2023–24 Q1, 25% of NDIS participants aged 45–64 in the labour force were in open employment at full award wage, compared with 18% for the 15–24 age group.

    Source: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – Business Systems | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment vary by cultural and linguistic diversity background?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage, by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) status. In 2023–24 Q1, 25% of NDIS participants from CALD backgrounds in the labour force were in open employment at full award wage, compared with 22% among the non-CALD group.

    Source: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – Business Systems | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment vary by remoteness?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage, grouped by remoteness. In 2023–24 Q1, in major cities, 23% of NDIS participants in the labour force were in open employment at full award wage, compared with 19% in both regional areas with populations between 15,000 and 50,000, and remote and very remote areas.

    Source: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – Business Systems | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment vary by primary disability?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of NDIS participants aged 15–64 in the labour force who are in open employment at full award wage, by disability group. In 2023–24 Q1, 63% of NDIS participants with a hearing impairment in the labour force were in open employment at full award wage, compared with 5.9% of participants with Down syndrome.

    Source: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) – Business Systems | Data source overview

Where did these data come from?

Data on NDIS participants in full award wage employment come from administrative data collected by the National Disability Insurance Agency.

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