People with disability interact with every aspect of social policy and programs in Australia. They access both specialist and mainstream services across a wide variety of areas. Many also receive support through informal carers.

More reports and statistics on disability services can be found under Disability.

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People with acquired brain injury and neurological disabilities had the highest rates of death

6.3% of service user deaths were caused by perinatal and congenital conditions

Service users were 4.7 times as likely to die before aged 65 compared with the general population

Around three-quarters (77%) of service users aged 15 and over who were in the labour force were unemployed.

In 2018-19, about 230,000 people used disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA)

About two-thirds (67%) of service users had an informal carer, most often their mother (65%)