Advocacy program support

What is being tracked?

Measure: Proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions

The Strategy would like to see the following tracked – proportion of people who accessed independent advocacy programs reporting improved choice and control to make their own decisions. Available data do not currently allow this.

This measure is part of the Rights are protected and upheld priority of the Strategy. This priority is about protecting the rights of people with disability, decreasing discrimination, and improving access to supports that help people with disability stand up for themselves and make their own decisions.

The desired outcome is that more people with disability who use advocacy programs report improved choice and control to make their own decisions.

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Outcome area: Safety, rights and justice Priority: Rights are protected and upheld

  • Baseline value

    62%in 2020–21

  • Latest value

    63%in 2022–23

Progress the measure is moving in the direction the Strategy wants

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Has the proportion of assessed NDAP clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions increased over time?

The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients (of all ages) who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions. In 2022–23, 63% of assessed NDAP clients reported improved choice and control, as did 62% of assessed clients in 2020–21.

Source: Department of Social Services – Data Exchange (DEX) | Data source overview

State and territory

Does the proportion of assessed NDAP clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions vary between states and territories?

The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients (of all ages) who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions, grouped by Australian states and territories. In 2022–23, in Tasmania, 74% of assessed NDAP clients reported improved choice and control, compared with 52% in Western Australia (please note that some categories were not published due to small numbers and to protect confidentiality).

Source: Department of Social Services – Data Exchange (DEX) | Data source overview

Population groups

How this measure varies by…

  • Does the proportion of assessed NDAP clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions vary for First Nations and non-Indigenous clients?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients (of all ages) who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions, by Indigenous status. In 2022–23, 57% of First Nations clients reported improved choice and control, as did 65% of non-Indigenous clients.

    Source: Department of Social Services – Data Exchange (DEX) | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of assessed NDAP clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions vary by gender?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients (of all ages) who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions, for males and females. In 2022–23, 64% of male clients reported improved choice and control, compared with 62% of female clients (please note that some categories were not published due to small numbers and to protect confidentiality).

    Source: Department of Social Services – Data Exchange (DEX) | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of assessed NDAP clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions vary by age?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients (of all ages) who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions, grouped by age. In 2022–23, 67% of assessed NDAP clients in the 0–24 age group reported improved choice and control, as did 62% in the 45–64 age group.

    Source: Department of Social Services – Data Exchange (DEX) | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of assessed NDAP clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions vary by cultural and linguistic diversity background?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients (of all ages) who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions, by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) status. In 2022–23, 61% of clients from CALD backgrounds reported improved choice and control, compared with 63% among the non-CALD group.

    Source: Department of Social Services – Data Exchange (DEX) | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of assessed NDAP clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions vary by remoteness?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients (of all ages) who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions, grouped by remoteness. In 2022–23, in inner regional areas, 66% of assessed NDAP clients reported improved choice and control, as did 57% in outer regional areas (please note that some categories were not published due to small numbers and to protect confidentiality).

    Source: Department of Social Services – Data Exchange (DEX) | Data source overview

  • Does the proportion of assessed NDAP clients who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions vary by disability group?

    The data in the graph and the table below show the proportion of assessed National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) clients (of all ages) who reported improved choice and control to make their own decisions, by disability group. In 2022–23, of NDAP clients with psychiatric disability, 67% reported improved choice and control, as did 62% of NDAP clients with sensory/speech disability.

    Source: Department of Social Services – Data Exchange (DEX) | Data source overview

Where did these data come from?

Data on advocacy program support come from administrative data collected by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

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