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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Rates of potentially avoidable deaths for male service users was 1.5 times as high as the rate for females

5.9% of service user deaths were caused by spinal muscular atrophy

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

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

Most (95%) NDA service users were aged under 65, with an average age of 39

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