Information and communication systems accessibility
Figure 3.9: Average ADII scores for people with disability aged 18 and over and the total population, 2020 and 2021
These data show the digital inclusion of people with disability (aged 18 and over) compared with the Australian population. In 2021, the score difference in digital inclusion between people with disability and the Australian population was 9.1.
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- The ADII is based on the Australian Internet Usage Survey (AIUS). The survey sample is stratified and weighted to reflect the Australian population. In 2021 the sample comprised 2,287 people. The sample size of respondents with disability was 374.
- The ADII has three dimensions for measuring personal levels of digital inclusion (Access, Affordability and Digital Ability).
- Individual Index dimensions are equally weighted in the construction of the total Index to derive an overall score on a scale 0–100.
- The Index threshold scores for the four groups of inclusion/exclusion: Highly excluded (45 or below); Excluded (above 45 and below 61); Included (61 to below 80); Highly included (80 and above).
- The gap reported for this ADS measure is the difference in points between the ADII score for the total population and that for people with disability.
- People with disability are those who report the presence of a chronic disability, health condition or injury that restricts their everyday activities.
- Data are for people aged 18 and over.
Source: Thomas, J., Barraket, J., Parkinson, S., Wilson, C., Holcombe-James, I., Brydon, A., Kennedy, J. (2021). Australian Digital Inclusion Index: 2021, Dashboard Dataset Release 1. Melbourne: RMIT and Swinburne University of Technology, and Telstra.
Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) | Data source overview