A total of 5,759 outlets and organisations were funded to
provide disability support services under the Commonwealth/State
Disability Agreement (CSDA) in 1997, according to a report released
The report, by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,
shows that non-government outlets provided 69% of these services
(up 2% from the previous year), with the remainder being
The services were of five main types:
Of people receiving services in 1997:
The report also provides data on other disabilities, country of
birth, Indigenous origin, language, method of communication, income
source, living arrangements, State distribution, service funding,
staff hours, operating times and CSDA performance indicators.
26 February 1999
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