People with disability in Australia 2020: in brief presents key highlights from the AIHW’s main report People with disability in Australia.
People with disability in Australia brings together information from a range of national data sources to contribute to a greater understanding about disability in Australia.
- ISBN: 978‑1‑76054‑741‑7
- Cat. no: DIS 77
- Pages: 32
42% of adults with disability rate their health as poor or fair, compared with 7.0% without disability
32% of adults with disability experience high/very high psychological distress, compared with 8.0% without disability
1 in 6 people in Australia are estimated to have disability
Working-age people with disability (10%) are twice as likely as those without disability (4.6%) to be unemployed
This In brief provides an overview of key content of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s People with disability in Australia main web report. Data presented are the most recent available at the time of publication.
The main web report was released on 3 September 2019 along with the 2019 in brief report. This 2020 release includes data collected before the COVID-19 situation emerged in Australia in early 2020 and provides a major update to the main web report and a new 2020 in brief report.
High-quality data will be even more important in future as we seek to understand the impact on people with disability of the virus itself, the direct and indirect effects of the isolation requirements put in place in response to the virus, and the long-term economic and social impacts of the shutdown.
More information, such as on trends and groups within the disability population, is presented where possible in the main report People with disability in Australia.