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Preliminary material: List of tables; List of appendix tables; List of figures and boxes; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Symbols

  1. Summary 

  2. Introduction
    1. Brief history of the CSTDA NMDS
    2. Collection method and data included
    3. Scope of the CSTDA NMDS
    4. Counts and definitions
    5. Period of current collection
    6. Outputs from CSTDA NMDS collections
  3. Data collection and data quality issues 
    1. Nature of the 2002-03 collection
    2. Service type outlet response rates
    3. Service user response rate
    4. 'Not stated' and 'not known' rates
    5. Comparison of first six months of data with previous snapshot day collections
    6. Possible differences between six-month and twelve-month data
  4. Service user characteristics
    1. State distribution and service type
    2. Age, sex and disability group
    3. Indigenous status
    4. Country of birth
    5. Communication method and need for an interpreter
    6. Support needs
    7. Location of service users
    8. Income and labour force status
    9. Individualised funding
    10. Living arrangements and residential setting
  5. Informal carers
    1. Presence of an informal carer
    2. Carer relationship to service user and carer age
    3. Carer primary status and co-residency
  6. Service usage
    1. Multiple service usage
    2. Measures of service quantity
    3. Exit from services
  7. Service type outlets
    1. Agency sector
    2. State distribution and service type
    3. Period of operation


  • Appendix 1: Detailed and 'snapshot' tables
  • Appendix 2: CSTDA NMDS 2002-03 collection forms
  • Appendix 3: Inclusion rules for six-monthly data 
  • Appendix 4: Using the statistical linkage key
  • Appendix 5: Technical note on possible differences between six-month and twelve-month data
  • Appendix 6: English Proficiency groupings

End matter: References