People with disability in Australia 2019: 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: 978-1-76054-606-9
  • Cat. no: DIS 74
  • Pages: 31
Findings from this report:
  • 1 in 5 Australians are estimated to have disability.

  • 32% of adults with disability experience high/very high psychological distress, compared with 8% without disability.

  • 42% of adults with disability rate their health as poor or fair, compared with 7% without disability.

  • Working-age people with disability (10%) are twice as likely as those without disability (5%) to be unemployed.

This ‘in brief’ provides an overview of key content from the AIHW’s People with disability in Australia main (online) report. Data presented are the most recent available at the time of publication.

More information, such as on trends and groups within the disability population, is presented in the main report, where possible.