Disability is an umbrella term for any or all of the following:

  • impairment – problems in body function or structure
  • activity limitation – difficulties in executing activities
  • participation restriction – problems an individual may experience in involvement in life situations.

People with disability who need support to participate in various facets of life can use specialist disability services, mainstream services (such as education and healthcare), and/or be supported by informal carers. They may also receive income support to help with everyday costs of living.

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Latest findings

Around 31,000 valid claims were created for a 52-week employment outcome by a person with disability in 2022–23

1 in 25 Vocational Education and Training (VET) students aged 15–64 had disability in 2022

In 2022, 77% of employer responses were positive about employing people with disability

31% of adults with disability experience very good or excellent health, compared with 68% without disability

33% of adults with disability experience high or very high psychological distress, compared with 12% without disability

94% of people with disability said they have been treated with respect when accessing key mainstream services